World Environment Day encourages you to make better food choices!


Today is the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day and this year the theme is awareness around the environmental impact of your food choices.

Today is World Environment Day 2013. Photograph courtesy of UNEP (www.unep.org/wed/)
Today is World Environment Day 2013. Photo: UNEP (www.unep.org/wed/)

The UNEP website states this year’s theme for World Environment Day celebrations is ‘Think.Eat.Save’, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your food-print.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted, which is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

The theme, ‘Think.Eat.Save’, encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions.

You can learn more about World Environment Day and what you can do on the UNEP website.

What are you doing to reduce your food-print or environmental impact? Let us know!

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