Food for Thought: What Does World Food Day Look Like in 2030?

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Author: Alice Cunningham October 19, 2016

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve heard about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. In 2015, nearly 200 world leaders committed to work toward 17 SDGs in a collective effort to end extreme poverty and achieve sustainable growth. In particular, Goal 2 has the laudable benchmark of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030.

You might also know that October 16th was World Food Day, dedicated to raising awareness of world hunger. Now that the day has passed, you may have questions about how you can make a difference going forward in your daily life.

You may wonder what Sustainable Development Goal #2 and World Food Day have to do with you. What can YOU actually do to make sure that there is enough food for people who you don’t know, living halfway around the world? It seems to be a little bit out of your ability to influence, doesn’t it?

The fact is, it isn’t a government or a coalition of nations that will achieve this alone. The ability is in your hands. You can provide meaningful help, if you care to.


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