The Chef and World Food Day: October 16, 2017

World Food Day

What is World Food Day?

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO). The day also provides a key opportunity to focus the attention of world leaders and change makers on one of the biggest global issues of our time: Hunger. (Courtesy: sdg2advocacyhub.org/)

What does it mean to the Chefs?

As food artists, and promoters of good food, Chefs are integrally involved with the one thing that the world needs to survive along with water and air – FOOD!

Chefs bring the food from the farm-to-plate. In many ways, they set the pattern of food consumption.

In this role, as role models, as some would call them, Chefs need to show a responsible attitude towards food in terms of promoting sustainable food production and espousing the cause of Zero Hunger as Global Citizens.

What can you do as a Chef to eliminate hunger?

Join the community and sign the Chef’s Manifesto.

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Ensure a better future for food by signing up on the Chef’s Manifesto here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChefsJoinUs

What is India doing on World Food Day?

The food safety agency of India – FSSAI – is holding a National Summit on Fortification of Food on October 16, 2017 at FDA Bhawan, New Delhi. Read More here:

http://fssai.gov.in/home

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How can a responsible Chef contribute to eliminating hunger?

Drawing from FSSAI’s launch of Indian Food Recovery Alliance, there are interesting take-home guidelines fro the Chef:

  • Recover surplus food for distribution to the poor and needy
  • Prevent food loss and food waste
  • Common technology platform and greater outreach

For more information, visit: https://www.ifra.org.in/

What are your thoughts on Zero Hunger target of Sustainable Food as Chefs?

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