World Food Day

By Hank Pin – Agricultural Economic Justice Intern
October 13, 2011

Hank Pin

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th, in honor of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Throughout the world, nearly 1 billion people suffer from chronic hunger. With rising food prices, food security has become more and more important. This World Food Day, you can honor it in a variety of ways.

For one, you can dedicate your Sunday dinner to farmers, to discuss the important issue of food security with family members and friends. Both Oxfam America and Church World Service, offer excellent free materials for a Sunday dinner dedicated to farmers. You can find the materials provided by Church World Service here.

Second, on World Food Day, you can join a peaceful demonstration in front of the White House to demand labeling of GMO products. This march, known as the “Right2Know” march, began in New York and plans to arrive in front of the White House on Oct. 16th at 2PM. It has been sponsored by numerous organizations, including the Organic Consumer Association (OCA), which is known for their Millions Against Monsanto project. For more information regarding the march, you can go to their official website here.