“Think Twice” – World Food Day
October 16, 2017

Remember the last guy whose Instagram feed was full of guilty food indulgences. You felt bad and that was what the purpose was. You see, food is an indispensable part of our life and lip-smacking eateries make it more so. Okay, I got carried out by the thought of writing about foods, precisely World Food Day. World Food Day is rightfully a day where a section of people believe it as a day they should eat their heart out while some think its something meant to highlight hunger and fight against them. Quite an oxymoron. Well, to state clearly it’s a mixture of many things. As a  matter of fact, World Food Day is celebrated on 16th October in honour of the foundation of Food & Agricultural Organisation. An organisation of the UN that stresses and fights against the issues of food security and hunger in developing and developed countries. So now you see, what World Food Day tries to emphasise.

Their aim to achieve zero hunger in the future is far-fetched but not impossible. But owing to current situations of food scarcity, food wastage, starvation, agricultural failures; it restricts itself to remain a pipe dream. A recent article enlightened the current conditions of Chad.  More than a half a million people are on the brink of the falling into starvation due to massive migration and crop failures. Most of the children are malnourished and cannot complete their education due to insufficient nutrition. And Chad is not the only country that has been a victim of this. Sad, though.

The question on this day still hangs is let alone FAO, what are we doing to curb the current situation of global hunger and food wastage. The amount of food wasted is billion tons, which can feed an entire small country.

So the next time you waste food, think. Think twice.

– Sagnik Dutta

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