AN ASTUTRE TAKE ON A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM!
A new campaign by Chinese President Xi Jinping encourages citizens to be conscious of how much food they waste. This so-calledClean Plates Campaignmay be a positive direction for a country with such a large population and notable food waste issues, but some are concerned about what it signifies. Questions are naturally bubbling to the surface about what could have prompted this sudden resolution and on how it should be implemented.
The recent outbreak of coronavirus has had a major effect on international agriculture. But, despite China’s outsized population, the country could largely feed itself without the need for imports. But China still relies heavily on imported food for its economy. While crops are abundant within the country, a recent outbreak of the swine flu has devastated pork production, and flooding has had a notable effect on the output of crops like rice. Compound these conditions with the worldwide…
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