Editor’s note: Due to the experience of the first phase and the opinions of the partners, the activities of the second phase made detailed improvements. The evening before the summit, we added warm-up communication. Before the meal, we added spiritual music. And volunteers in the canteen also improved its service, which made the second phase of the good food summit warmer. The opening of the first day was especially interesting.
Warm-up communications in the evening before the summit.
01 "I felt the light when she was singing on stage because she owned compassion and wisdom."
The second issue was opened by Alice·Takewatan’s speech "Breath of the Nature: Animals in Foods?" Alice·Takewatan is one of the Buyi people in Hualien county, Taiwan. She is the director of Taiwan Ethnic Cultural Industry Development Association, the head of the Taiwan Multi-cultural Art Troupe, the director of an Association for International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (cultural and creative industries), and convenor of the Association for the Joint Development of Cross-Strait Economy and Information Industry.
Alice is a princess who can see elves, her father is the tribal chief, and her aunt is a wizard. It is hard to imagine a princess who likes to use the "mermaid" emoji and say, "I want to go shopping" and "I am a fool" is entering her 70s. The princess shared with us her wisdom and philosophy on life growing up in the tribe, the relationship between animals and food in nature, and the ritual of offering a sacrifice to heaven in their tribe. After contacting her, we saw a kind of living state called "living in the present and enjoying ourselves." After sharing, Alice also presented tribal gifts to guests from the Good Food Academy, delegates and volunteers. The representatives at the scene felt that the body, mind and soul had been baptized and nourished. Finally, the princess said, "I belong to nature and I don't own it."
02 Intention plus affordability equals changing the world.
"I am a child in the countryside of Taiwan. I can seize more opportunities only if I work hard and give more than others." SONG Caiqing, a mother with a 1.5-year-old vegetarian child. When she was a dancer, she practiced 100 sit-ups every day in order to perform the Wushu drilling "Sung Chiang Formation." When she was the brand manager of FLOURISH Canteen, she said that "one person walks very fast and a group of people walk further." She worked nine extra hours a day, taking notes in every training and lecture to build a team that could go further. Ms. Song shared the brand management and organic vegetarian cooking experience of FLOURISH Canteen. She carefully searched for good hulled rice and spent half a year researching how to make hulled rice more delicious. This kind of craftsman spirit is of great benefit to people, because she believes that intention plus affordability leads to changing the world.
Yoga activity in FLOURISH Canteen
Everyone in pairs, say good afternoon to each other.
03 Parallel session--If I can’t do, who can?
Please listen to their stories.
Liu Jichen, the chairman of Universities & Colleges Vegan Association (UCVA). In his speech, he cited data and charts from international organizations to show that vegetable protein is superior to animal protein, and he described the relationship between animal fat and breast cancer, kidney disease, senile dementia, etc. Humans are not suitable for eating meat for a long time. The common character among the five longevity villages in the world is eating a natural vegetarian diet with little or no meat. The Universities & Colleges Vegan Association (UCVA) is committed to promoting vegetarianism among college students.
Mao Wei, a good food hero of the Vegetarian Community of Shanghai Public Welfare Organization, shared his stories of vegetarianism and hiking. In 2009, after watching the documentary Earthlings, he learned about the cruelty of industrial farming and since then, he could no longer eat meat. He likes to walk in the scenery. In 2011, he went to the Mount Qomolangma base camp, Gangrinpoche, Nepal, Motuo, Daocheng Yading … On average, he walked for about 10 hours a day and was eating vegetables all the way. Today at the speech, he showed off the beautiful scenery he had seen along the way, and the whole audience was amazed by it.
Tang Yan, a volunteer of social organizations, recited Haizi's poem Facing the Sea, with Spring Flowers Blooming, which described a painful past. In 2007, she helped a girl with leukemia to become a vegetarian. She found herself softer and more sensitive after becoming a vegetarian. Under her own experiences, she thinks vegetarian food is the best way of life.
04 Public Narrative by Mo Ran&Redesigning the Relationship between Emerging Trends and Food by Cheng Zhiyuan
Mo Ran, Lecturer of Public Narrative in Harvard's·China. He served as a coach in TEDx and an entrepreneur speech coach at the Tencent Entrepreneurs' Annual Meeting. He was the head of media management and an education program at the China Radio International and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. He has offered public expression courses at Peking University, China Institute of Public Welfare and China Personnel Network.
Use one action to start our workshop tour today in one minute.
Use an action to describe yourself
Use a story to narrow the gap between each other.
A moment to find our common values and link our stories.
Use a pen, a piece of paper and a picture to tell others our current story.
Cheng Zhiyuan, a young actor who carries out social innovation through "design." He started his career as a rural charity project and went to Parsons to study for a master's degree. In 2016, he launched "Make-a-point," an innovative design organization that explores the common benefits of society and commerce. In 2017, he jointly launched "Foodture CoLab," an "R&D Laboratory" that studies how "emerging trends" affect the future of the food industry.
Starting from the unknown, he turned the problem into an opportunity by using his efforts and creativity to improve the existing food system. The questions that we focus on include how we can solve the food education problem for mothers in a fashionable and interesting way. How can we establish honest channels to solve the problem of "eating healthy vegetarian food with good quality and low price" for consumers? In those three hours, four groups devoted themselves to the discussion. I hope everyone will continue to be good food actors with a creative mind.
At the salon in the evening, all the delegates were divided into two groups: the research group and the entrepreneurship group. The purpose of the heated discussion was to prepare for the final day of the grand finale forum! Please remember to pay close attention to the summary of the summit.
At the end of the day, I couldn't help showing off some delicious meals for you to try.
There will be more follow-up reports, please pay attention!