Since 1950, World Health Day has been marked every April 7. A lot has changed in the 65 years since, not least the way our food is being manufactured, processed and consumed, and the theme this year reflects that fundamental shift: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe. James has hosted a debate on this subject, that was created by the World Health Organisation with its partners at Sina Weibo. With panelists representing industry, government, consumers, and the European Union, the show explores what is causing food safety in China today, the impact this is also having on its exports globally, as well the role of government and other key stakeholders.
This special program is part of WHO Health Dialogue, an ongoing series of live debates innovated by WHO China that features leading health experts in identifying solutions to some of the greatest health challenges facing us today. Previous events have featured health reforms, Ebola, tobacco control, and vaccines with speakers including Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and American economist and UN Special Advisor Jeffrey Sachs. The World Health Day program on food safety can be viewed here.