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World Food Day 2021

World Food Day 2021

World Food Day, celebrated across the globe on October 16, is focusing on ‘Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow’ this year. With its second occurrence while the world still struggles to cope with Covid-19 and its after effects, the day acquired even greater significance.The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

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Over the years, the day served as a means to raise awareness about combating hunger issues, malnutrition, and sustainability & combat hunger issues while looking to eradicate it from across the world. According to the FAO website, Almost 40% of the world’s population cannot afford a healthy diet while around 2 million people are obese or overweight due to poor diet and sedentary lifestyles. It also states that 14% of the world’s food is lost due to inadequate harvesting, handling, storage, and transit, and 17% is wasted at a consumer level.

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FAO suggests and inspires everyone to become Food Heroes and do their bit to contribute towards reducing food waste & create a hunger free world. It suggests that we consume food resources consciously and make no wasting of food a part of life.

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