Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters
Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters
Hang Bao
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Hang Bao

If China is serious about food security, it must tackle soil pollution more seriously

  • Environmental pollution is a central threat to China’s food safety. Yet, state spending on soil treatment has lagged behind that on other bigger campaigns like ending air and water pollution. Private-sector players should step up

Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters
Residents plant trees in an attempt to rejuvenate the soil in Tianying, Anhui province, in 2012. Photo: Reuters
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