World Food Day

World Food Day
Food is one of the few things we can all agree make our lives not only possible but much better. Food is the spice of life. It connects people, makes gatherings more special, and it builds bridges.  From baked goodies to deep-fried ones, from desserts to pastries, we all share a passion for good food. Therefore, it’s only natural that we also have a dedicated day of the year to celebrate it and that is World Food Day! 😇 World Food Day has been celebrated across the globe on October 16th since 1979. That is when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA), founded in 1945 on the same date, first set up this celebration with the goal of promoting healthy food and eradicating world hunger. Each year, World Food Day comes with a different theme. This year, that theme is 'Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow'. The goal of this year’s World Food Day theme is to promote a more sustainable future, emphasizing that safe food production and consumption have immediate and long-term benefits for us, our planet, and our economies.  


As international organisations like the FOA are pooling their resources to make a difference, we, as individuals, can also do our part.  As consumers of food, we have the power to make a difference by supporting sustainable practices and reducing food waste. By doing this, we can protect our planet by reducing our carbon footprint, reducing resource waste, fight food insecurity, not to mention saving money and energy.  If you too want to do your part in supporting a better future, here’s what you can do:
  • Opt for a healthier diet by avoiding ultra-processed foods. With less demand for such foods, the supply of healthier options will increase. 
  • Opting for a healthier diet is a great way to maintain your physical and mental health but it is also good for the environment. 
  • When you shop for groceries, choose healthy products that are produced in a sustainable way. You can find information about how sustainable a product is by reading the labels and packaging.
  • You can also make a significant difference by reducing food waste. You can do this by improving how you store food and by managing your resources better. The FOA recommends you buy less and use it all. 
  • To reduce waste, consider recycling methods like composting. This helps put nutrients back into the soil. 
  • To support the local ecosystem, consider building your own vegetable garden and supporting local producers.
  Here are some of our favourite global recipes to remind you of the versatility and wonder of food, while remembering that food should never be taken for granted:     <img src="world food day" alt="world food day"> Authentic Italian Pizza Authentic Italian Pizza Silky Pumpkin Soup <img src="world food day" alt="world food day"> Homemade Pasta With Pesto Sauce   <img src="world food day" alt="world food day"> 5-Ingredient Chocolate Muffins <img src="world food day" alt="world food day"> Raw Carrot Cake <img src="world food day" alt="world food day"> Chocolate Chip Cookies