Learn to discuss your attitudes towards the food you eat, and whether we should depend on the government, business or ourselves when it comes to making sure the food we eat is safe as well as delicious.
Who? This class is for Upper-Intermediate members. “You are what you eat” – or so some would have us believe. But what exactly are you? Attitudes towards food have been changing in China since the economy has developed. At first people were eating more meat as their disposable income grew, and now there is a change in attitude amongst some that is leading to a decline in their meat consumption – whether for ethical or safety reasons. There is also a growing organic movement in China’s larger cities, growing in response to fear of chemicals and additives added to food in the production process. If you’re interested in being able to discuss the issues related to our food culture – both positive and negative – then make sure you come to this class!
What? In this class, we’ll start off by looking at whether it is ethically acceptable to eat meat or not – does becoming a vegetarian make you a better person? Next, we’ll look at our own attitudes towards human intervention in the food production processes – would you accept GM foods on your dinner table? Finally, we’ll discuss where the responsibility for food safety lies, how we can prevent food safety issues affecting ourselves, and what should be done to punish those who exploit our need for food and produce unsafe products to fatten their own wallets. Book Now»