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Video: The New Organic Movement in China
By now you are probably familiar with the food scandals that have run rampant in China: tainted pork, melamine in baby formula, etc. In the aftermath of any such situation, new movements are born.
Meet Lifen Yang, a young woman who's part of an effort to bring healthy and organic food to Kunming, a city in the Yunnan Province of China. Beyond finding an alternative to the scary mass production of modern China, her story is an inspiration. After graduating from the university and working in business for a number of years, she found herself frustrated by the rat race. She wanted to go back and farm with her parents by turning their conventional soy bean operation into an organic farm. But instead, she started a restaurant and bought her family's newly organic produce to supply the changing demands of the urban population.
Her entrepreneurship, delicious food, and way of life—both ethical and inspiring—are part of the new food movement in China.