Why Birmingham needs to think about secure supplies of food into the city

Professor Chris Elliot told the #foodfuture discussion today that the 65 million middle class Chinese people are ceasing to trust their local food supplies. They fear food contamination from their potentially polluted land which, in combination with widespread air pollution, is seen as the cause of falling IQs among Chinese children.

As the middle class grows globally there will be competition for good safe food and we may lose that competition, as Parveen Mehta also told tonight’s event.

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