World Food Day

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2022 Date16 October 2022
2023 Date16 October 2023
World Food Day

World Food Day History

World Food Day seeks to raise awareness about world hunger. This day encourages the public to support efforts to eradicate world hunger. World Food Day was organized and founded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1979. The FAO has helped aid the world in its battle against hunger and malnutrition since its establishment in 1945. Today World Food Day is observed in over 150 countries. It is observed annually on October 16th.

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World Food Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Food Day in 2019 was Our Actions are our Future, Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.
  • Approximately 1/3 of all food produced worldwide, about $1 trillion dollars worth, is wasted. The biggest culprits are industrialized countries; they waste almost as much food as the entire production weight of sub-Saharan Africa- 222 million vs 230 million tons.
  • The Food and Agriculture of the United Nations acts as a forum for international efforts that aim to reduce food insecurity by acting as a forum for states to meet and negotiate trade agreements and policy.
  • The quest for food security can be the common thread that links the different challenges we face and helps build a sustainable future. – José Graziano da Silva, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General
  • In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost 1 billion still do not have enough to eat. I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime. – Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

World Food Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Do not waste food. World Food Day promotes Think. Eat. Save. as a way to reduce waste. Think about what you’re buying, plan meals and shop smart. Eat mindfully. Are your eyes too big for your stomach? Save food, save money, save the environment.
  • Lobby your government to change its laws on waste. In 2016, France passed a law banning supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. These would instead be donated to charities and food banks.
  • Watch a documentary about the food production process. Food Inc. (2008), Super Size Me (2004) or Fresh (2009) are all documentaries about food production and waste.
  • Read a book about food activism or ethical-farming. Here are some books that may help in finding sustainable solutions to feed the estimated 9.6 billion future population of 2050:
    1)The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World by Andrew S Winston
    2)Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis by Paul McMahon
    3)The Political Economy of Arab Food Sovereignty by Jane Harrigan

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