Our research team monitors and examines China's changing food system and its implications for food security, food safety, and environmental health within China and beyond. From field to table, we characterize transitions happening at each stage of the food supply chain in China, and investigate the drivers of and barriers to stimulating positive transitions to create a more sustainable food system. With a broad focus on issues such as the informal food sector, small food enterprises, food safety, new food retail, and ethical food consumption, we try to develop a comprehensive understanding of food system transitions, and delineate its complexity by studying major food issues and their interrelations.
Our research is based on two research grants:
- Assessing and Mitigating the Food Security Consequences of COVID-19 in China; Co-applicant (PI: Jonathan Crush, Wilfrid Laurier U), SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund—Rapid Response (2020-22)
- Hungry Cities Partnership: Rapid Urbanization, Food Security and Inclusive Growth in the Global South; Co-applicant (PI: Jonathan Crush, Wilfrid Laurier U), SSHRC-IDRC Partnership Grant (2014-2021)
See our studies particularly in ecological agriculture by visiting the Ecological Agriculture in China website.
See our collaboration with Hungry Cities Partnership.
Zhenzhong Si was interviewed recently by the following media outlets about China's wet markets and the COVID-19 outbreak: