Tuesday, October 16, 2007

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Some 854 million people, or about one in seven, lack sufficient food, according to FAO out of which more than 400 million are children

When we eat we never think about these millions. For us they are just numbers few statistics.

Forget about Africa, in our own country we will find millions still struggling to get food. We wont find images of these poor people in our newspapers or any other media. Hunger is the biggest killer much bigger than AIDS or cancer.

Our stock markets are @ all time high of 190000, GDP growth @ 9% the second largest in the world but still we have poorest people on the planet.

"We can make a difference. There is more than enough food in the world. For example in Italy, once the population's nutritional requirements are met, there would be sufficient food left over for all the under-nourished people in Ethiopia; in France the "extra" could feed the hungry of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while in the United States it could cover all the hungry in Africa. Even in India we have surplus food. so next time when we waste food think about these poor souls.


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