According to China’s annual agenda released every January, the sovereign state’s rural policy will be focusing heavily on food safety in 2015. Due to the diminishing quality of China’s agricultural productivity, the country has been producing food from scarce, contaminated land to continue to meet high demand.
Specifically, China will work to:
- Clean up land that’s been damaged by heavy metal mining and processing
- Locate and secure “permanent farmland” that is completely separate from industrial and urban development
- Set up “modern” farms
- Enhance the regulation of the quality of food and other farm products
As China also works to improve the integration of technology in their food production, they will also add in more studies of genetically modified foods and all safety concerns surrounding the subject.