World Food Day 2013

October 16 was World Food Day, a day to spread awareness about the world’s hunger problems and to rethink the food production methods used globally. It was observed in 150 countries. The World Food Day is celebrated annually and was started in 1979 by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). According to the FAO, there are 842 million undernourished people and 1.4 billion overweight people in the world. Approximately one-third of the total food produced for human beings is wasted every year.

Image Credits: http://www.fao.org for FAO’s logo

Sources: http://www.fao.org