On 20 July 2021, ‘Co-Benefits of Sustainable Food Production, Consumption and Trade to Mitigate Air Pollution, Climate Change and Food Insecurity’ was held at the CUHK and online via zoom with a total of 45 participants attended. In this talk, Prof Amos Tai demonstrated how more sustainable farming methods may bring environmental benefits to help mitigate regional air pollution and climate change, while sustaining food security. He also introduced how rising food demands in different countries as well as a worldwide shift toward a meat-intensive diet have worsened air quality globally, and how international food trade could be responsible for “exporting” air pollution from one country to another.
It is the ninth talk of a series aiming to promote agrobiotechnology and enhance understanding of the potential applications of agricultural products. The target audience includes international scholars, researchers, agricultural industry as well as the general public.