China releases food and nutrition report
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences released a report on China’s food and nutrition development on Saturday.
The report summarizes food and nutrition trends in China over the past decades and presents a series of issues and suggestions.
Since the reform and opening up, China’s food production and supply have increased significantly, with its annual per capita grain supply reaching 600 kilograms, according to the report.
The daily energy supply of Chinese residents has reached 3,400 kcal per person, while the energy, protein and fat supply has continued to increase, according to the report, adding that the overall energy supply of Chinese residents has increased. reached the middle level of middle and high incomes. countries all over the world.
The report also highlighted various issues related to the diet and nutrition of Chinese residents.
The unreasonable food structure of Chinese residents is a major problem. Excess consumption of oil, salt and sugar has led to health risks. In addition, the over-processing of food has resulted in loss of nutrition.
In view of the problems, the report offers a series of policy recommendations.
The report proposes accelerating food system transformation and developing nutrition-focused agriculture.
Innovation of key and core technologies in the poultry and aquaculture industries should be strengthened to increase white meat production and promote healthy diets among residents, according to the report.
The report is based on data such as macrostatistics from the National Bureau of Statistics, population nutrition surveillance data from the National Health Commission, as well as sample survey data typical of rural and urban areas. in China.