On August 11, Xinhua News Agency reported that Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, had recently issued an “important instruction” on food waste. Xi pointed out that the phenomenon of food waste is shocking and distressing! He added that, despite the harvest of the country’s grain production in recent years, it is necessary to have a sense of crisis for food management. The impact of the global corona virus epidemic has sounded the alarm. Xi Jinping emphasized the need to strengthen legislation and supervision, take effective measures, and establish a long-term mechanism to stop food waste.
It is a rare phenomenon that, in recent weeks, the supreme leader of China has repeatedly mentioned food management.
Source: People’s Daily, August 12, 2020