What is the thing that came to your mind when you first heard about World Food Day? Reading about the day that many of us barely even know exists, the first thing that pops up, naturally, in anyone’s mind may probably be how to eat as much as possible.
But, no. This day, October 16 – the World Food Day – is not about that.
As the website of World Food Day, United States (US) appropriately phrases it, it ‘is a day of action against hunger’. A day when a step should be taken towards eradication of hunger, if not globally, locally.
‘Climate is changing. Food & agriculture must too’ is this year’s World Food Day theme.
It’s a day for us to pledge & contribute to overcome climate change and adapt agriculture to build zero hunger generation.
If we cut food waste by a quarter, there would be enough for everyone to eat. Let’s give a thought to this on #WorldFoodDay2016. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number is zero. Let us take a pledge on this day to not waste food, henceforth. Spread the word.
“There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry” -Ed Asner.