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The First Phase of Good Food Hero Summit ·DAY 2//Brainstorming

Editor’s note: This is the report of the second day of the summit. Due to word limit and time constraints, we couldn’t reproduce the scene with excitement, contribution and affection. We tried our best to record some events through words and photos, hoping to bring some inspiration and harvest to the friends who did not attend. If you are interested in our summit, please click on the link at the end of the article, thank you.


01. Key words: Keeping a Balanced Diet; Changing the World with Every Meal; Forest Sustainable Agricultural System


Kiyomi Noguchi is sharing something about “Keeping a Balanced Diet”.


 "Vegetarianism is not just about keeping away from meat!" On the second day of the Good Food Summit, Kiyomi Noguchi, from Osaka, Japan, talked about the importance of following the "Macrobiotic" concept, that is, "keeping a balanced diet".


After being updated by Michio Kushi, George Osawa's chief disciple, the "Macrobiotic" diet was applied to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the United States and practiced by former Vice President Gore as well as many Hollywood stars. With a blaze of publicity in various publications in Japan, more and more attention is paid to it. According to a Japanese economic news report in 2005, more than 10% of women born between 1947 and 1957 were experimenting with this diet, while 4 million people in the United States were practicing and benefiting from this theory.


Kiyomi Noguchi is a direct disciple of George Osawa, the founder of Macrobiotic. Inspired by her master, Kiyomi Noguchi is grateful for nature and the universe, and has been committed to the "keeping a balanced diet"research. The core idea of the "keeping a balanced diet" is that the children will be relatively healthy if they are raised with a reasonable hulled rice diet and natural nursing treatment of food. She concluded: "The universe was created by the order of Yin and Yang."


 At the same time, Kiyomi Noguchi also told us that vegetarianism also requires regular eating habits, because "everything comes from the right eating habits" and even drinking water has certain rules to follow.


SONG Caiqing is sharing something about “Changing the World with Every Meal”


Ms. SONG Caiqing, the founder of FLOURISH Canteen in Taiwan, also shared her entrepreneurial experience on the second day of the summit. She went from knowing nothing to knowing everything. She believes that "eating can change the world", so FLOURISH Canteen starts from making delicious hulled rice and tries to find the most natural taste of food step by step. Finally what it presents to the public is natural, simple and healthy food. In addition, every employee of FLOURISH Canteen devote full-time efforts, so the food they make is also creative.


QIU Cheng, an action research educator, whose speech topic is "On Sustainable Food System". She explained the process of growing food from soil to table. Our health is closely linked to food, so a food chain that is sustainablely supplied to people, including from growing to selling, is essential. With her own experience, Ms. Qiu brought us a new "forest sustainable agricultural system" from New York, including the composition of "forest ecology and agriculture", how to implement urban agriculture and compost and the farmer's market model in New York. Finally she introduced the project of her "Sustainable Agricultural Exchange and Talent Development" program.



The question-and-answer session after the speech was also very exciting. Among them, Ms. Qiu replied that organic food is generally expensive at present, because people are still in the past single crop cultivation, and have spent a lot of manpower in the agricultural model. If we can adopt sustainable forest agriculture, food would be allowed to grow in a natural state, with less manpower and more output, as a result of which can reduce costs while restoring ecological effects. Finally, Ms. Qiu hoped that we can treat food from the perspective of source, and then we can live in peace with nature.


02. Intimate interaction gave full play to ideas


After 60 Minutes guest sharing time, everyone still feel not fully satisfied. During the 40-minute question-and-answer session, people were even more scrambling to ask their own questions to the guests. But 40 minutes were so short that everyone was still immersed in it after the lecture.


03. Behind the delicious food was their hard work.


Food and tea breaks at lunch.

These delicious food was tempting at first sight. On the second day of the Good Food Roadshow, more and more food was offered. At this summit, we not only have met many like-minded friends, but also enjoyed delicious food. This allowed people to learn what good food is, and to have a deeper feeling for fruits and vegetables. Everyone likes the good food, but we should learn to be grateful for the people who made the food, for the volunteers, and, of course, for the delegates who  polish our summit.


Volunteers in the kitchen making delicious food


The delegates were also involved in our food preparation process to feel the hard work behind each meal.


04 Parallel Session--A "TED Talks" show for participants.


In the afternoon, 12 delegates shared their experiences with us.

1. Wang Yiping"Let the Lifestyle of No Injection and No Medicine Enter Thousands of Households". In her speech, she introduced the whole framework of Naturopathy Home and the development of  Naturopathy library.

2. Lin Yanfeng: "To Make the Word Better". At a time when environmental pollution and resource waste are serious, he intended to influence more people in his own way to build a better world.

3. Wei li: "Mindful Eating". She explained the "mindfulness eating" theory and shared the experience of advocating this concept.

4. Gui Yanlei: She shared "What’s for Dinner?" with participants.

5. Gang Hao: " Choose a better life". She hoped that more people would join her in the process of all-organic transformation, including helping consumers to helping producers.

6. Na Bin: "From  Fast Food to Slow Food" . She introduced why and how to be a slow eater .

7. Zhang Si: "Eat&Pray&Love". She talked about her own experiences with diet changes and the importance of food for mental and physical transformation.

8. Chen Jiazhen: "My Terrace Planting Experience". Caring for your family and yourself, although the terrace is small, you can make great achievements as long as you make good use of it.

9. Amelie Rousseau: "America's Farm-to-School Good Food Education".

10. Zhou Jing: " An Acre of Land That Plants Good Food in Everyone's Heart "- Remember all the participants involved in the Good Food Roadshow with common dreams and directions.

11. Zhang Xuan: He presented the birth and development of the discipline of "Animal Research".

12. Du Yaming: "Good Food? Good Teacher?". First of all, educational change is taking place. And then, where would human education go? Third, how is vegetarian education possible?


These mini-presentations were so wonderful that all the participants were fruitful.


05 In the workshop, three instructors provided “guidance at your fingertips” face to face for participants.


The module of "Creative Studies" is led by the directorJian Yi and Mia MacDonald. The definition of 'research' is very broad. It doesn't have to be a very serious academic paper in the university, any innovation in theory or practice belongs to the category of research. At present, the dissemination and promotion of good food are in urgent need of original research. Many researches, data and documentaries on vegetarianism and animal protection are from American researchers. We are only responsible for translation and dissemination. We lack China's original data, original articles and videos. This requires the joint efforts of good food heroes.


Mia, on the other hand, introduced the current experience in promoting vegetarianism in the United States and provided help and guidance for the promotion of our vegetarian research in China. The promotion of vegetarian food does not necessarily require a serious publicity method. People can create many interesting pictures, videos, etc. to spread the concept of vegetarian food in a convenient and fresh way. Mia also showed us some interesting pictures and research materials about US vegetarian food, which were very enlightening.


Then, all participants were divided into several research groups to introduce the topics they hope to study at present. In the end, each group respectively conducted in-depth discussions on several topics, including vegetarian writing and dissemination, vegetarian picture creation, animal ethics, food certification, medicinal diet research, vegetarian education research, etc., and formed some relatively mature views and plans.


Mr.Liang is sharing his entrepreneurial experience.


The adviser of the entrepreneurship module, Liang Zheng, is a famous venture capitalist and the supporter of the summit venue. From the perspective of learning life and starting a business, he gave us several practical ways of success. He believed that if you want to accomplish anything, you must have love and respect for everything. Only when these two states are well balanced, will things go smoothly. He also told young people that if they want to accomplish something, they must proceed from their hearts and conform to the Tao, so as to inspire more young people with potential to work together. Young people have to rely on themselves when they reached 18 years old.


Matt Grager is giving a presentation.


In the communication module, Matt Grager shared his successful experience in communication and promotion of environmental protection activities throughout the workshop.  In a lively and interactive way, Matt Grager taught everyone how to integrate the successful model of the wildaid team into their own projects and better promote their own messages.


I would like to thank all the partners who have supported and participated in this summit, including all the volunteers working in the kitchen, all the partners who silently contributed, all the participants from all over the country, Tongsheng Charitable Hall and Yangzhou Weipu Co.,Ltd who provided the venue, Shanghai Shiyu Culture Communication Co., Ltd and China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation. Thank you again for your support!

 BTW, there will be a live broadcast of the second phase of Good Food Hero Summit tomorrow morning. The opening guest is a mysterious guest from Taiwan. On the "一直播" application, you can participate by searching "何以为食".