About three years ago Tom Huang found himself in increasing pain from a bad stomach and went to the hospital for a diagnosis. The doctors told him it was the food he was eating that caused the problem and he needed to change to a healthier diet. Tom could not afford the expensive organic food offered in the Beijing supermarkets so he joined the increasing army of urban farmers tending small plots of land on the outskirts of the city. The first five parts of this series made the case that populations across Asia are increasing at a faster rate than food production and that unless something is done the continent will face a food crisis. In the last part D J Clark returns to Beijing to investigate the development of urban farming as a means to mitigate increasing global food prices.
By D J Clark
Logistics: Hu Ting & Xiao Yi
Voice Over: Lin Hanqing
Animation: Interactive Media Students, Yujiawei (Ruki), Caozhiguo (Carlo), Linwenqi, (Sammy), Liyang (Willam) from Raffles Changchun International College, Visual Communication Department
Executive Producer Flora Yue
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