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World Food Day, 16 October

by Simon Black on 2020-10-15T10:24:00+11:00 in Sustainability [ACCP], Food & Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Global Studies | Comments

 

Source: FAO (2020).

The COVID-19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that some take for granted and many go without: food.Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks.In a moment like this, it is more important than ever to recognise the need to support our food heroes - farmers and workers throughout the food system - who are making sure that food makes its way from farm to fork even amid disruptions as unprecedented as the current COVID-19 crisis. FAO. (2020).

Did you know: today only nine plant species account for 66% of total crop production, despite the fact that there are at least 30 000 edible plants. We need to grow a variety of food to nourish people and sustain the planet.


World Food Day is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, and especially the most vulnerable:

Source: FAO. (2020) World Food Day 2020. [Online video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQZFqakBw04

The world is full of food heroes – from farmers to drivers, shop assistants, food bank or government representatives – who despite various challenges, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, work hard to make sure that food makes its way from farms to our table. Let’s celebrate their great efforts this World Food Day:

Source: FAO. (2020) Food Heroes. [Online video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toTCMMy5O18


World Food Day encompasses many of the Sustainable Development Goals, click on the banners below to find out more:


Read more about food, with these print and eBooks from the Kerferd Library:

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