China's Meat Revolution: Agribusiness, Growth and Its Limits

About the webinar

China is the world's largest producer and consumer of pork, the second largest producer of poultry and the fourth largest dairy producer. How and why has China achieved this "meat miracle"? What are the politics of this growth and the role of Chinese and foreign transnationals? Can China continue producing and consuming more or are there social and ecological limits that create "peak meat"?

Presentation Slides


Ben Lilliston

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Ben Lilliston has a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from University of Miami (Ohio). He previously served as IATP’s Communications Director and Vice President for Programs. He has worked as a…

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Mindi Schneider, Ph.D.

the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands

Mindi Schneider has done extensive fieldwork in northeast and southwest China on the changing political and economic significance of pork, and the relationships between increased meat consumption…

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Shefali Sharma

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Over the last decade, Shefali'’s work has focused on international trade and financial institutions, and international food and agriculture policies, with a particular interest and focus on India…

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Posted February 19, 2014