World Food Day: Efficient, Sustainable Food Systems Essential

United Nations officials marked World Food Day on Wednesday by stressing that efficient, well-managed and sustainable food systems will be essential to end hunger and malnutrition as well as protect the environment.

“The key to better nutrition, and ultimately to ensuring each person’s right to food, lies in better food systems – smarter approaches, policies and investments encompassing the environment, people, institutions and processes by which agricultural products are produced, processed and brought to consumers in a sustainable manner,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. “Every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. This fact alone should be cause for moral outrage and concerted action.”

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the FAO in 1945. To read more, click HERE.

 

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