World Food Day 2021: Best Things To Know

World Food Day 2021 (Image:Istockphoto)

World Food Day 2021 (Image:Istockphoto)

World Food Day is celebrated across the world on 16 October every year.  This annual festival is celebrated in honor of the date of establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization started by the United Nations in the year 1945.  World Food Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by many other organizations, such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, etc., that deal with matters related to food security.

 History of World Food Day

 World Food Day (WFD) was established by the member countries of AFO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in November 1979 at the 20th General Conference of the organization.  Dr. Paul Romani, member of the Hungarian delegation and the then Minister of Agriculture and Food, was instrumental in the 20th General Conference of the AFO and proposed the idea of ​​launching World Food Day-WFD worldwide.  Since then, World Food Day is celebrated every year in more than 150 countries and raises awareness and knowledge of the problems and causes behind hunger and poverty.

 Why is World Food Day celebrated?

 The main reason for launching and celebrating World Food Day is to secure and upgrade food security across the world especially in times of crisis.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been instrumental in making the initiative World Food Day possible and fulfilling its goal.

 The annual celebration of World Food Day reflects the importance of the Food and Agriculture Organization.  It also helps to raise awareness of the critical need for effective agricultural and food policies implemented by governments around the world to ensure that enough food is available to everyone around the world.

 How World Food Day is celebrated in India

 World Food Day was established in 1945 to honor the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  Now it is also called Food Engineers Day.  This day in India signifies the importance of agriculture and emphasizes the fact that the food produced and consumed by Indians is safe and healthy.

 World Food Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India.  True lovers of food in Delhi stood together and took an oath to keep food clean and safe.  He opposed the introduction of GM (genetically modified) crops in India.  People in Delhi celebrate this occasion at the Craft Museum of Dastekar Mela.  They make rangolis and do street plays on the issue of genetic modification.

 World Food Day in India is an occasion through which several non-voluntary organizations highlight the importance of eating healthy food and avoiding fast food in urban India.  Volunteers have also organized street plays demanding a public consultation on the BRAI (Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India) bill.  It is one of the biggest threats to our food security as India proposes to promote the introduction of genetically modified crops.

 Tips to celebrate World Food Day in India in a better way

 India is a vast country of diverse culture and tradition.  This tradition varies from state to state and different festivals are celebrated in different styles in each state but food is a common element in every festival.  Varieties of foods are prepared, eaten and distributed among families and friends as rituals.  Marriage is one of the most important occasions for Indians where various food items are prepared and leftover food is wasted.

 Such families should keep the extra food safe and distribute it among the poor and needy people.  This step will make a lot of difference as no one will go to bed hungry and food will not go to waste.  Private companies and government organizations can run a scheme where some percentage of the salary can be deducted from the salary of the employees who voluntarily want to donate to the food bank and in times of natural calamities, calamities etc.  can be used.
 

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