PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (2): 89-95.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.02.012

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Advances and Expectations of China Food Secur ity Resear ches

MENG Fanying, XU Yueqing   

  1. College of Resources and Environment, China Agriculture University, Beijing 100094
  • Received:2007-12-01 Revised:2008-02-01 Online:2008-03-25 Published:2008-03-25


Guaranteeing China's food security is the basic foundation of all the development. With the realities of agricultural infrastructure resources becoming scarce and China's entry into WTO, the food security faces new challenges and opportunities. This paper reviewed the evolution of the concept of food safety, and summarized the research on the relationship between basic natural resources and food security, the status quo and evaluation of food safety, the impact of international trade and economic globalization on food safety, and food security warning and administration. Besides, the paper also had a prospect on future hotspots of food security. The research shows that, from now on, we should emphasize the research on the following aspects: in researching contents, not only focus on food quantity and safety, but also pay more attention to food quality and safety, sustainable use of food resources and risks evaluation of food security; in terms of research scopes, not only attach importance to macroscopic food safety research, but also put more emphase on microcosmic food safety research. In researching ways and means, modern science and technology should be used completely, such as computer technology, network technology, space technology and 3S technology, so as to strengthen the quantitative study of comprehensive food safety risk.

Key words: advances, expectations, food security