China speeds up draft law against food waste as nation strives to feed 1.4 billion people

China speeds up draft law against food waste as nation strives to feed 1.4 billion people

AsiaOne-·2020-10-16 17:24

China’s legislature is speeding up its drafting of a national law to discourage food waste, following President Xi Jinping’s order to clamp down on the problem and ensure stable food supply.

The Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress is pressing ahead with the law, a first for China, and held a symposium with local lawmakers and legal experts this week to talk preliminary clauses, according to the Hebei provincial legislature.

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