World Food day is on Monday, October 16 this year. October 16 commemorates the day the Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in 1945. Events for World Food Day are organized in over 150 countries all over the world, making it one of the most celebrated days on the United Nation’s calendar.
While the goal for zero hunger has not yet been reached, the United Nations are getting closer and closer every year to determining a way to provide nutritious diets for all. The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but for some reason, whether it be financial or otherwise, 800 million people suffer from the pain of hunger and malnutrition.
More information can be found in the following resources:
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