Why is this October 16th commemorated?

October 16, 2023 – 12:32

This action was carried out jointly by 150 countries, making it one of the most important dates on the United Nations calendar.

This year, the date highlights the struggle of 2.4 billion people living in water-stressed countries 

The Argentine Chamber of Healthy Products (CAPS) announced that it adheres to World Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 16 for the anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), founded in 1945.

This day aims to promote the healthy eating and eradicating hunger in 2030, for which the CAPS “hopes that all inhabitants of the Planet can access daily the food they need to live with dignity and achieve a better quality of life.”

It also supports actions aimed at promoting healthy eating for all people, which is why it considers the development of sustainable companies that are dedicated to the production and marketing of these types of products to be of great importance and promulgates the taking of awareness on the part of consumers, for which a sustained educational campaign will be necessary, especially in schools.

Why Food Day is commemorated

The commemoration of World Food Day It had its origin in 1979 as a result of a consensus that was agreed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The purpose of the agreement was to reduce hunger worldwide.

This action was carried out joint by 150 countrieswhich became one of the most important dates on the United Nations calendar.

In addition to raising awareness about food, this date motivates more people to become aware and take action to help those who are hungry so they can have a healthy diet.

This year, the date highlights the struggle of 2.4 billion people living in water-stressed countries and 600 million people who depend on aquatic food systems and who face pollution, ecosystem degradation and effects of climate change.

Because of this, the FAO proposed the motto “Water is life. Water nourishes. Leave no one behind” in 2023 to celebrate World Food Day.

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