October 16 is the World Food Day for 2013. The theme Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition are defined through this link. It looks like an important day for the US and Canada's food system communities but it isn't what it seems like.
Food belongs to everyone and my belief is always accessible food for everyone. Whether or not you have the financial support to get food, you deserve the opportunity to have access to food. Why should problem like hunger coexist with obesity?
We have multiple food program, locally and globally to feed the world's population. Food distribution remains to be a barrier to get food to the right people within a given shelf life of food. While there might be doubts over processed foods, the concern that we are facing is preserving food and minimizing food waste. With nutrition being a concern, we looked at ways to minimize nutrient loss, ways to create and balance our food intake. The dietetics society provide what we called as professional food intake advise. Food safety have been an issue that we looked into recently, added up with US government shutdown. Many food companies are looking into having a food safety system in-place, be it HACCP, BRC or SQF as part of food regulation requirement and to gain consumer trust.
One probably argues the food system is created to sustain the growing profit, but I have seen the beyond. We are working on creating a global food systems that sustain and provide safe food to the consumers. And the biggest contributors is not the government, not the food science society, not the food producers but the global citizen. Make a change in your lifestyle, cares about the food you eat, where they came from and the hardest is why they exist? My lecturer always says "no food is bad but taking too much is bad for you". I certainly hope it meant something for you.
I strongly encourage my blog reader to like the facebook page to learn more about our food systems and what the global food science communities is working on to create a healthy and sustainable food system.
This website contains links that worth to be read. Enjoy.
World Food Day. Retrieved from http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/