|Chinese food content (Global Times)|
On the 23rd, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that the draft of the “Food Waste Ban Act”, which began with the slogan of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s slogan “Let’s stop wasting food,” went into the examination of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (Jeonin University).
It has been four months since the Legislative Committee of the Standing Committee of the Jeon In University formed a team for legislative work related to food waste in August.
As the NPC’s commerce committee reviews the draft law on the ban on food waste, the bill is expected to be proposed sooner or later.
The state-run central (CC) TV pointed out that 35 million tons of food waste are generated annually in China, and that 12% of the total harvest in China is wasted as food waste.
If the bill to ban food waste is passed, the popular content in China, Mukbang (eating broadcast), will also be withdrawn.
The bill consisted of 32 detailed provisions, including the ban on broadcasting of content related to excessive eating and drinking.
When broadcasting food content, a fine of 10,000 to 100,000 yuan (1.7 million to 17 million won) will be imposed along with a corrective order.
The bill mandated a preliminary explanation of the amount of food served at a restaurant, and also included a rule to allow a small option for the same menu.
In addition, if a guest leaves a large amount of food, an additional fee can be charged.
“China is 100% self-sufficient in two major grains, such as rice and wheat,” said Zheng Fentian, professor at Renmin University’s College of Agriculture. “The administrative and legal action is very important.” ()