China's food supply may be at risk
February 27 , 2014
Beijing's air is particularly lousy nowadays and Chinese president Xi Jinping thought it was necessary to show his support for his people by breathing the same air without wearing a mask.
The issue is that the smog's levels are "similar to a nuclear winter" and could have extreme consequences for the food supply of the nation.
A scientist tested two batches of tomato seeds and chili in an artificial lab as well as in a suburban Beijing greenhouse. The test found that the lab seeds sprouted 40 days earlier than the other batch. Hannah Beech, who sent her two young sons wearing masks to school, said the "air is off-the-charts."
Reports suggest that the public appears to be reaching a breaking point and a man recently filed a suit against the government in relation to the bad air.