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How to choose sustainable ingredients? Identify 5 key indicators from "sustainable pods" On June 18th, the United Nations Sustainable Food Cuisine Day, Taiwan will take another step towards becoming a sustainable food country! The "Sustainable Food Ingredients Guide " launched by the Sustainable Food Promotion Association at the end of 2021 has received positive responses from the industry. Under the guidance of the Agriculture and Food Administration of the Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan, the Sustainable Food Promotion Association of the Republic of China officially launched the "sustainable bean pod" identification of the sustainable food guide, and announced the first wave of promotion results. The visual design of the sustainable food guide uses the image of five pea pods to symbolize the five key indicators of the guide. The more beans in the pods, the more sustainable indicators the food meets. Through the "sustainable pods" of the sustainable food guide, consumers can clearly identify the degree of food's practice in the five major sustainability indicators of "friendly farming, local production, carbon-reduced vegetable food, less additives, and resource recycling". The Sustainable Food Promotion Association encourages consumers to support foods that conform to the concept of sustainable food. Through consumption choices, it drives channels and food manufacturers to jointly establish a positive sustainable value chain. The sustainable food guide has just been launched and has received responses from many channels and brands. The Liren Organic Vegetable Food Chain and upstream and downstream markets, the Green Dining Guide, and the old Zhennan rice brand EATMI have driven hundreds of stores and more than 200 restaurants. , hundreds of food factories, and more than 600 items responded first. Huang Juncheng, secretary-general of the Sustainable Food Promotion Association, said: "It is expected that more than a thousand foods will apply for the sustainable food guide by the end of 2022. In order to guide consumers to understand the concept of sustainable food, the association set up a The first sustainable food zone in Taiwan, displaying organic and friendly agricultural products and sustainable processed foods from all over the world, supplemented by lively and bright furnishings and clear and easy-to-understand concept guidance. Welcome everyone to visit and buy!" Homegrown peas visually present indicators of sustainable ingredients The visual design of the sustainable food guide is symbolized by the common pea in Taiwanese food, advocating local and vegetable food. The peas in the pods are highlighted to show the natural purity of friendly cultivation and less addition, while the streamlined shape of the pods also implies the meaning of "circulation and flow". The degree of achievement of the five major sustainability indicators is presented by the number of peas in the pod, which is convenient for consumers to understand and identify. The simple visual design, paired with fresh green, can play the role of guiding consumers to choose sustainable ingredients on the store shelves. Two sustainable channels, 200 restaurants, hundreds of food factories, and more than 600 ingredients received enthusiastic response Secretary-General Huang Juncheng said: "The description and application method of the sustainable food guide have been announced on the official website of the association. Manufacturers who are interested in developing sustainable food are welcome to inquire and apply. During the promotion period before the end of 2022, the application fee can be reduced." Liren, who has been committed to the promotion of sustainable food for many years, has called on 116 cooperative manufacturers and completed the first phase of 566 item applications. More than 200 sustainable green restaurants in Taiwan under the Green Dining Guide are also actively supporting and are willing to use ingredients that meet sustainable indicators as much as possible, including Michelin-starred chef Jian Tiantian's Thomas Chien / La One Tiantian Dining Business Group's many production ingredients, etc. They are also the first to participate in the application together. The rice food brand EATMI, which has always supported local small farmers, is also actively applying for the upstream and downstream markets and the century-old cake shop Jiu Zhennan. Consumption choices affect the norms on the shelves, and the norms on the shelves change the willingness to produce! Jane Goodall once said: "We have 3 opportunities to change the world every day!" 3 meals a day is the best place for everyone to practice sustainability every day. Political Councilor Tang Feng also mentioned at the "2021 Sustainable Eating and Living Festival" forum: "The first step in promoting sustainable eating is to make it easy for people to buy sustainable food." According to the International Sustainable Eating Promotion Association Trends, and with reference to the experience of the domestic food industry, we compiled a sustainable food guide that will help Taiwan achieve net zero carbon emissions. The sustainable food guide does not replace the existing relevant certification marks, but further connects the existing certification mechanisms and related regulations related to food, agriculture, and catering production, providing consumers with an integrated identification, and guiding consumers to purchase in line with sustainable Continuation concept of ingredients. Through the power of the vast number of consumers, it can drive the catering industry to adjust procurement norms, and promote the progress of the sustainable food production and sales chain, and then achieve the goal of net zero catering emissions. By eating, consumers can practice sustainability. Rao Meiju, deputy director of the Agricultural Materials Group of the Agriculture and Food Administration of the Executive Yuan Council of the Advisory Unit, said: "It is Taiwan's established policy to move towards net zero carbon emissions in 2050, and the agricultural sector must achieve net zero emissions by 2040: net zero emissions are not just The goal of agricultural production is closely related to all aspects of life. We are pleased to be guided by the honorary professor Guo Huaren of the Department of Agronomy of National Taiwan University who has made outstanding contributions to the sustainable agricultural diet movement in Taiwan. Through the establishment of the sustainable diet promotion association, access to industry leadership includes: The initiative of Liren and the upstream and downstream bazaars and the multi-party cooperation of industry, government, and academia to promote the power of sustainable diet will really start from the private sector and the industry. It will be a good start for the whole people to practice sustainable living. I believe that the majority It will also promote the sound development of sustainable agriculture and the environment, and make Taiwan an advanced country of sustainable diet.” Professor Guo Huaren, honorary professor of the Department of Agronomy at National Taiwan University and honorary chairman of the Sustainable Diet Promotion Association, pointed out: "Diet is the foundation of a country, and sustainable diet is the foundation of a country's sustainable survival and the key to net zero carbon emissions. Industrial driving force. From the non-genetic modification movement, organic agriculture promotion law, to today's sustainable diet movement, the social collective consciousness of sustainable diet has been continuously evolving. With a more comprehensive and complete sustainable guide, consumers can understand in seconds. " "Sustainable ingredients", changing consumption choices can fundamentally change the catering industry and culture from the market demand structure, which can be described as the key puzzle for Taiwan to become a sustainable food country. We look forward to working with more people with lofty ideals to advance together in the future. "
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