Xi calls for accelerated actions to reduce global food loss, waste
In a congratulatory letter to the International Conference on Food Loss and Waste (ICFLW) on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that all countries should accelerate actions to reduce food loss and waste.
President Xi said reducing food loss and waste is an important approach to securing food security, which is a fundamental issue for the survival of mankind, but which faces challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading globally.
Noting that convening the ICFLW was an initiative China proposed at the 15th G20 Leaders' Summit last year, Xi called for all parties to take it as an opportunity to work together to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, contribute to the goals of zero hunger and zero poverty, and make greater contributions to safeguard global food security and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
With the theme of reducing food loss and food waste and promoting global food security, the ICFLW kicked off in Jinan, capital city of east China's Shandong Province, on Friday.
China adopted an anti-food-waste law in April. To curb the bad practice of food wastage, China has launched a comprehensive "Clear Your Plate" campaign in recent years.