Why ‘Clean Plate’ must only be part of China’s war on food waste
Eyebrows may have been raised last year when, in the teeth of the Covid-19 outbreak, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a “green recovery” of the world economy.
After all, China is usually close to the top of the table of the world’s biggest polluters,
especially when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions.
However, while there may have been a road to Damascus moment for President Xi and his government, there are also more pressing reasons of a non-altruistic manner for why Beijing is embracing sustainability.
And in the area of food, those reasons are intrinsically linked to security.