The Good Food Fund (GFF), our partner organization in China, has been actively engaged in the lead-up to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. Jian Yi, Director of GFF, is chairing the Food Environments section (Workstream 1) within Action Track 2, “Shift to Sustainable Consumption Patterns”. Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald is deputy lead to Jian Yi for Work Stream 1, Food Environments.
Part of this work has included the launch of the China Action Hub, which mobilizes stakeholders across the country to shift to healthy and sustainable diets. The China Action Hub has begun hosting a series of China Talks, which focus on key action areas to transform the food system. The first China Talk was held on February 2nd and spotlighted three best practices in school food settings. The China Action Hub has also focused on youth engagement in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit.
In December, Jian Yi was interviewed by Ana Bradley, Executive Director of Sentient Media. In the interview, he speaks about the impact of Covid in China, the history of plant-based diets and vegetarianism in China as well as the expansion of meat-centric diets, and the need for a global solution among all stakeholders to address the problems in our food system. You can watch Jian Yi’s interview here.