Xi Jinping stresses stopping wasting of food, promoting of thrift
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a stop to wasting of food and for promotion of thrift.
In a recent directive, Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, described the phenomenon of food waste as shocking and distressing.
On the dining plate, every single grain means hardship, he said.
"Though China has reaped a bumper grain harvest for years, it is still necessary to have the awareness of a food security crisis. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this year has sounded the alarm for us," Xi stressed.
He called for more efforts to strengthen legislation and supervision and establish a long-term mechanism that will resolutely stop food wasting.
It is necessary to further strengthen public education, cultivate the habit of thrift and advocate to the whole society that it is shameful to waste and an honor to save, he said in the directive.
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