16 October 2017, the world celebrates “World Food Day”!

On 16 October 2017, the world will celebrate the World Food Day. Let us ponder. Whereas 1.3 billion (i.e. 1,300,000,000) tonnes of food is wasted in all its forms in the world yearly, 36,000,000 people out of the world population (that is 7.6 billion people in 2017) will die of hunger this year (2017)! Do we realise this crude reality? What can we do? Of course we can do many things. One thing we can do is change our attitude to and our relationship with food as from now.

For example it takes a bit more than 3 months (i.e 131,400 minutes) to harvest one maize corn…harvest time, storage, processing and so till it is ready to be consumed. And some people just bite it and throw it away as left over in less than 60 seconds! It’s a question of habit and culture. AHEAD invites the population to reflect about food wastage and the hunger paradox!

Sustainable Development Goal 2 is about ending “hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. It is time for us all to think about food consciously.

AHEAD | 24.09.2017

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