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A Bite Banquet

Not only does it not waste food, but also inherits the traditional Chinese banquet culture

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Guangzhou academy of fine arts

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Under 1 year

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Guangzhou

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

China

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Shanwei city is located in the southeast coast of Guangdong province, with a total area of 5,271 square kilometers.

What country is your selected Place located in?

China

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Shanwei is my hometown. Shanwei city wedding banquet pursue ostentatious, keep up with the joneses, use a large number of high-grade dishes to reflect the face. Some dishes on the wedding banquet site are not good to eat, guests do not dare to eat because of some dishes, resulting in a large number of leftovers waste. Some people are embarrassed to pack because of the face. The nutritive collocation on the wedding banquet is unreasonable, give priority to with meat dish.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Shanwei city is located in the southeast coast of guangdong province. West of huizhou city, bordering with huidong county; North heyuan city, and zijin county connected; The south borders the south China sea.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

3400000

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Wedding pursuit of pomp, joneses with a large number of high-end dishes to reflect the face Some dishes on the wedding banquet site are not good to eat, guests do not dare to eat, resulting in a large number of leftovers waste Some people are embarrassed to pack because of the face The nutritive collocation on the wedding banquet is unreasonable, give priority to with meat dish.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

In 2050, rural banquet culture is no longer in line with the existing mainstream values, so it is urgent for us to adopt a way to inherit banquet culture without wasting food, so as to not only continue the traditional Chinese banquet culture, but also bring special artistic atmosphere to the guests.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Hi degang guo 

Welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!

Thank you for sharing the culture challenge about food waste in Shanwei, China.

Since the Prize asks you to imagine the food system in 2050, we encourage you to think more about vision than solution. So the challenge in Hanwei is food waste, what is the Vision that could help address this challenge? You could try to explain how your Vision will address the six interconnected themes: Economics, Diet, Technology, Policy, Culture and Environment in an integrated way.

Also, what would life in Shanwei look like in 2050?

We've built a very comprehensive Food Vision Prize Toolkit with a lot of information, activities, and guidelines. The Toolkit will help you refine your Vision and make it systemic, human-centred and well informed for the future. Here is the link to the Prize Toolkit: http://bit.ly/2X4ZxQk

Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.