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Aug 18 2020

How ChiComs Cut Down on Food Waste

To learn what comes next in the field of nannyism, we turn to communist China, the premier role model for authoritarians. Here’s how a restaurant in Changsha participated in a national campaign against food waste:

Customers were asked to stand on scales and scan their data into an app that recommended food choices based on their weight and the dishes’ calorific value, according to a report by the state-run China News Service.

The restaurant apologized for getting carried away in its attempts to implement Xi Jinping’s wishes. Meanwhile,

Chinese state media has also waged war on viral binge-eating videos, known as “mukbang”, while livestreaming platforms have promised to shut down accounts promoting excess eating and food wastage.

YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki would approve.

On a tip from Lyle.

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