OWYE Event 05: Sustainable Food & Wine In China

  • 29 April 2021
  • 18:30 - 21:30
  • The Middle House, Shanghai

At the 5th event of the Own What You Eat event series, we will discuss sustainable food and wine in China.

event overview

Own What You Eat events are back!

Join us at The Middle House on April 29 at 6.30pm for our first Chinese language session. Four expert speakers will share their views on the topic of sustainable food and wine in China. In addition to a stimulating discussion, there will be plant-based nibbles courtesy of Zrou paired with biodynamic wine.

Plus, a ¥10,000 voucher to Naked Retreats is up for grabs! See you there. Hurry and get your ¥150 presale tickets or pay ¥198 at the door.


  • 18:30-19:00 Registration & networking; light snacks and drinks are served
  • 19:00-19:15 Event introduction by Gengen He
  • 19:15-19:45 Speaker presentations (15 mins each)
  • 19:45-20:10 Moderated panel discussion
  • 20:10-20:30 Open Q&A session with the audience
  • 20:30-21:30 Food, drinks & networking/event ends


Gengen He, Chief Scientific Advisor, School of Biological Sciences and Food Sciences, Northeast Agricultural University (moderator)

Background: The professional knowledge and experiences have equipped him with a deep understanding of the industry of GIS. He excels at interior modeling and navigation technology and is devoted to the massification and standardization of interior data. He is also working on improving the accuracy of the supporting technologies of the Internet of Things and establishing the models for catching dynamic laws of interior design.

Frank Yao, CEO, Youkuai Group (creator of Zrou)

Background: Franklin Yao is Founder and CEO of YouKuai Group International, whose premium plant-based meat brand Z-Rou offers sustainable meat alternatives focused on taste, nutrition and sustainability.


Fongyee Walker, Master of Wine (1 of the only 4 in China)

Background: Fongyee Walker MW (Master of Wine) is the co-founder, with Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, Beijing’s first and fully independent wine consulting and education service (est. 2007). She became the first Master of Wine (MW) resident in mainland China in 2016 with her dissertation on winter vine burial practices in Hebei and Ningxia


John Ji, Assitant Professor, Environmental Health Science, Duke Kunshan University

Background: John Ji is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Environmental Science & Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. John’s research interests are in environmental health, gene-environment interaction, neuro-epidemiology, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Event Details

29 Apr 2021 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Middle House, 14/F Penthhouse, 366 Shimen Yi Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai
West Nanjing Road, Line 2 & 13, Exit 5