Every year, millions die of hunger, and the problem is only more glaring and acute in a developing nation like India. Sharing food and not wasting it can go a long way. In order to remind us of this, every year on October 16, World Food Day is observed all across the globe. The Member Countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations established this day in November 1979, and every year a different theme pertaining to food is brought to the fore.
In 2014, it was ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth’, while in 2015 it was ‘Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty’. Last year, the theme was ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too’. This year, the day intends to tackle the perennial problem of global hunger.
To mark World Food Day, many have taken to social media to raise awareness about sharing and not wasting food. People are entreating others to give food to the needy and not recklessly dump it in the garbage. People on social media are of the opinion that simple steps such as sharing food and perhaps even feeding the one who needs it can tackle the problem of global hunger. “Love & Food are meant for Sharing not for Wasting. Don’t waste food”, reads one tweet, while another user wrote, “There are 7.6B people, if one feed atleast one, we can simply change future to celebrate the best.”
Here are some of the tweets, ideas and ideologies that people have been sharing on social media.
Love & Food are meant for Sharing not for Wasting.
Don’t waste food.
— Bhumika (@Bhumika2601) October 16, 2017
— RJ SHWETA (@rjshweta919) October 16, 2017
— Rahul Kumar (@Rahulmp95) October 16, 2017
— Yedukondalu Ch (@yedukondalu_c) October 16, 2017
Greed of one is the reason for the scarcity for other. Otherwise there is more than enough food for everyone in this world.#WorldFoodDay
— PunK (@punk_hardik) October 16, 2017
Save food for poor and needy people #WorldFoodDay
— JAGDEV INSAN (@jagdevinsan1977) October 16, 2017
#WorldFoodDay take as much you can but eat all that you take. Don’t waste food. Give it to those who don’t have.
— Ram (@IamjustRam) October 16, 2017
Per @UN 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted each year
— Abhishek Singh (@TheSinghAbhi) October 16, 2017