The Continued Fight for Food Security and Sustainability

Created in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, October 16th is now recognized annually as World Food Day. Each year organizations aim to “strengthen the political will to end hunger” by drawing attention to their awareness- and fund-raising efforts on October 16th. But the fight to end world hunger goes on all year around and events will be going on throughout October and the rest of the year. Some of these can be found on the World Food Day web site.

World food issues, sustainability and agriculture, and the health of the environment are solemnly monumental – and intertwined – challenges facing our time. For further reading, UPK’s Culture of the Land Series touches on some of these issues.

UPK’s Culture of the Land Series:
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One thought on “The Continued Fight for Food Security and Sustainability

  1. Sheryl Paul

    We are celebrating National Food Day throughout the United States on October 24th, every year. Our great country has Food Deserts, children going hungry, and elders starving in greater numbers every day, join us On October 24th. This year focus on Food Education in Schools. Show your kids where their food comes from, not a grocery store or at the end of an arm stuck out a drive through window, but farms, and ranches…show them what real food is and help them know the difference between food and food like substances.



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