As China’s Ministry of Health’s recently-published dietary guidelines (May 2016) urge citizens to eat less meat, we revisit the staggering impact of China’s increasingly protein-rich diet with a talk by the director Jian Yi and the screening of his two short documentaries.
First – the documentary What’s For Dinner?（2009) looks into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. Through interactions with people across Chinese society, the film examines the impact this big shift in food production and consumption is having on sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare.
Following will be the sequel Six Years on, What’s For Dinner? (2015) revisiting the places and people (including the film crew) in the 2009 film and posing questions about the future of the country’s food production and consumption.
We will then hear a presentation by May Mei, Chief Representative of WildAid China, featuring two short videos on WildAid’s meat consumption and climate change information campaigns.
Finally, Wanqing Zhou, research associate of the Food and Agriculture Programme at the Worldwatch Institute will join the panel to present her findings.
Jian Yi and his fellow panelists will then open the floor to questions.
DATE: June 20 (Monday)
TIME: 6pm (arrival for first documentary screening) 6:30pm (arrival for sequel screening)
VENUE: The Bookworm
ENTRANCE: Free for FCCC members. 40 RMB for Bookworm members. 60 RMB for non-members