China: Making Moves to Reduce Food Waste

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0053

China is aiming to tackle food waste from farm to fork and everywhere in between. The country launched a clean plate campaign last summer and passed the Anti-Food Waste Law at the end of April this year. Both of these measures seem to point to China’s growing interest in using its resources more sustainably. While the campaign and new law aren’t expected to diminish China’s demand for imported food and agriculture goods, sustainability is expected to become an increasingly important selling point for these products.

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