China has a new President who plans to cut CO2 emissions and increase food purchases.
In the country where we are in the middle of the worst pollution crisis in recorded history, the Communist Party-controlled Communist Party Daily (CPD) published an article titled “President Xi Jinping has proposed a plan for reducing pollution and improving food consumption, the first time such a major shift has been suggested in the Chinese government’s long history of public policy.”
The article says the plan will also boost economic growth, “and the government’s plan to help farmers is likely to be successful.”CPD’s article, published on June 1, was titled, “Xi Jinping has outlined a plan of a new government that will lead to greater economic growth.”
The statement reads, “We will boost economic and social growth by reducing CO2 pollution and by improving our food consumption.”
The new Chinese President has also promised to increase production of food products, which is also seen as a key component in improving the economy.
China has been accused of polluting more than any other country in the world due to the pollution caused by industrial agriculture, as well as by China’s excessive reliance on fossil fuels.
China is also accused of using illegal methods to enforce a quota system, which requires farmers to grow certain crops to meet quotas, as part of a global effort to curb climate change.
China’s population has grown by about 10 percent a year for the past decade, according to the United Nations.