Thursday, October 16, 2014

World Food Day

Did you know that today is World Food Day?

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger which also celebrates the creation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Global peasant movements such as Via Campesina celebrate this day to advance action for food sovereignty and raise awareness on agroecology. In observance of World Food Day, FAO is paying tribute to the world’s family farmers, in conjunction with the International Year of Family Farming

Family farming is managed and operated by a family and mainly relies on family labor for production activities in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, pastoralism, and aquaculture (Food Tank). The local food movement which continues to lay down its roots across the USA has had a significant impact in increasing visibility for American family farmers. Across the world, family farmers are crucial in their role as the main producers of food consumed at a local level as well as their role in “improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development” (FAO). Yet, a vast number of family farmers are often poor and experience hunger. World Food Day serves as a great platform to honor and reflect on the contribution of the world’s family farmers and think about long-term solutions in curbing global hunger.


National Geographic has created a great one minute video which looks at world hunger and possible solutions. Video: Feeding Our Hungry Planet

National Geographic article on Food Waste

Nat Geo’s website entirely devoted to The Future of Food

Food First discusses Agroecology this World Food Day 

Through its farms and markets programs, City Green is deeply committed to increasing accessibility, availability and affordability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for the wider community. In particular, City Green's Double Value Coupon Program run in partnership with Wholesome Wave offers low-income and food insecure residents the opportunity to double their food assistance benefits at the City Green Markets. 

 by Claudia Urdanivia


  1. BIOPRINTING: Have to say very clearly to the religious, once and for all, that we are NOT interested in their religious stories for ignorant, nor their "ethical debates" about anything (they would have to debate whether is it ethical that children perish of hunger in the Third World deliberately maintained, because without poor and ignorant there is not religion, while pontifices living in golden palaces eating partridges, they would have to debate whether is it ethical that all global media are secretly under the tight religious (Inquisition) control to continue "forever and ever" buying-fooling-terrorizing the World on behalf of their sanguinary false gods). We do not want more religion stories nevermore. What we do want with the BIOPRINTING techniques is to get THE IMMORTALITY, period. Humanism (wheat)...religion (darnel).

  2. ...interstellar travel (astronomy in schools)... It´s truth that religion is lie... Have to eradicate the lie that is the religion from the schools and put, finally, compulsory the truth which is the Astronomy from elementary school, so the good people of the Peoples of the Earth, once and for all free from the religious yoke, begin to rise their eyes at the nocturnal sky to contemplate the awesome spectacle of the Universe...then, goodbye religion and its lies. But...who will be able to do that?, the Evil Empire: religion, armies, monarchies and politicians...not, of course. We have to do it, because the World is not to be so, the World is like we do it...religion out from the schools!... Humanism (wheat)...religion (darnel). HUMANISM AND ASTRONOMY WELLCOME TO SCHOOLS. Come´s time.