We can all become Food Heroes!

World Food Day 2021: Theme | Celebrating Food Heroes

2021, the emphasis is on celebrating food heroes or individuals who have contributed to building a sustainable world where no one has to go hungry. The idea is that we all can be food heroes and contribute to the idea of building a hunger-free world.

Why is world food day celebrated?

The FAO website highlights some shocking statistics about food and hunger, as well as the agri-food system.

  • 2 million people are obese or overweight due to poor diet and sedentary lifestyles.
  • The world’s food systems are responsible for more than 33% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 14% of the world’s food is lost due to inadequate harvesting, handling, storage, and transit, and 17% is wasted at a consumer level.
  • The world’s agri-food systems employ over 1 billion people which is more than any other sector.

What can we do to reduce food waste?

We can all be food heroes and do our bit to help.

  • Select products which are healthy for you and sustainable for the environment too. Read the labels and packaging carefully before selecting the products.
  • Improve food storage and reduce wastage at home. — “Buy what you use and use it all!”
  • Start our green patch of fruits, vegetables, or herbs.
  • Support small farmers and local producers to nurture local ecosystems.

We can all become Food Heroes!

Our actions are our future and the future in our hands!



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