Our Actions are Our Future…#World Food Day… 16th October 2021.

Today October 16th 2021 the UN is making a call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone.

For the second year running, the world marks #WorldFoodDay whilst continuing to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, the World Food Day commemorations will be jointly led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation( FAO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP). Events will be organised in 150 countries across the globe with multiple partners and governments, according to the United Nations.

The theme this year is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”.

I hope this is the case as I was worried that while I have been conducting research I read that and I was astounded that despite the focus being on building sustainable and fair food systems the recent UN summit was boycotted and criticized by none other than scientists, farming groups and social movements…

Why?…instead of giving the platform to groups who were building and advocating for sustainable food systems worldwide…the summit centred around major food and agriculture companies who argue that the way forward is through proprietary tech and more chemicals.

“Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”

DOES NOT MEAN more Chemicals!

When I read figures and percentages stating how much food is wasted around the world...I feel like weeping… particularly when I see appeals to help feed starving children and in all honesty, no parent should have to worry about where the next meal is coming from not in this day and age…but because there is so much inequality around the world it is happening children are starving and dying…it beggars belief at times…

I know wars and strife and the like sometimes prevent food supplies from getting through and of course, climate change is taking the flack as well for some of it but more should be done…I truly hope that days like today and the forthcoming COPD26 brings about that change…Our actions are our future…

Thank you for taking the time to read x

 

 

 

52 thoughts on “Our Actions are Our Future…#World Food Day… 16th October 2021.

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  3. Téj Ashish

    Safe food is indeed something we all should have access to. Raising our collective awareness on the subject, as you have just done, should go a long way in addressing the problem. Do you agree? I think it’s great you’ve brought this up, Carol. Well done.

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  4. joylennick

    Always good to highlight what could be life-changing food production habits and frailties. Frightening for future generations.Greed seems to be the key word these days!. Thanks, Carol. Hugs xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think you are absolutely correct to be anxious, Alex I am really careful what I buy and where its from we grow our own where we can..is it enough given the air we breathe I don’t know… all we can do is our best for our health and our families 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know that and you know that, Becky but to me it sounds like that is the way it could go unless something radical or someone who can takes a stand and stops it…It’s scary …

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  7. dgkaye

    Excellent article Carol. If everyone would do their part, whether restaurants, stores or citizens at home, would consider donating leftovers commercial food for the hungry, I’m sure the ‘sell by’ dates would be irrelevant. People at home can clean out their pantries every few months and donate to food banks what isn’t being used. ❤

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  8. beetleypete

    When I see supermarket staff removing food just past the ‘sell by’ date, I always imagine how so many hungry people would benefit from that, and not give a jot about things like dates.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  9. Jim Borden

    it’s a shame that the big companies have such influence over the direction of where food production is headed. thank you for being such an advocate for sustainability and healthy food chocies…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are welcome, Jim as for the big companies they need to be stopped or it will be the future generations who will be worse of than we are with regards to the environment and chemically laden food and air …

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  10. Chris Hall

    The statistics on hunger driven by inequality and increasing unemployment here in South Africa are frightening. So many people are reliant on meagre government grants, equivalent to US$25 a month.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Where will it end all the time there are complacent and greedy, corrupt government officials and manufacturers we need major changes but will it happen…a major reset is needed world wide…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know, Liz I could not believe what I was reading it just shows what a stranglehold manufacturers have on what occurs its all proves it’s about backhanders and motivated by profit… Selfish people who only care about profit.. Rant over..

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I agree I think the only way is to source local meat which is sustainably reared and without antibiotics… what I advocate is to pay more for better quality meat, eat less meat and eat more vegetables and other proteins…xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Absolutely , Sally but I am hopeful after watching the Earthshot Prize series it is a beautiful series which shows what is being done or planned and most of it is marvelous..Prince William and Sir David are doing a wonderful job as are the committee they have chosen …#recommended watch xxx

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    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Another post from Carol Taylor that should be read by as many as possible. Without a sustainable and safe source of all the nutrients humans require to be healthy there is a far worse threat than any other. It is World Food Day today and Carol shares some of her concerns as well as the official stance on better production of food in the future.

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