World Food Day

Published on Friday, September 29News

October 16 is World Food Day; that day the concept of ‘food’ is the central theme and worldwide attention is drawn to food security in the world.

Environmental organizations pay attention to a more equal distribution of food around the world. Because more than 840 million people in the world do not have enough food and clean drinking water every day. Every day, approximately 24 thousand people die from hunger or the consequences of hunger, approximately 18 thousand of whom are children under the age of five.

That also makes us think about our food. Are we doing our part? How consciously do we handle food, how do we grow, produce and consume our food as sustainably as possible? And how do we waste as little as possible?

Amsterdam wants food waste by consumers and companies to be reduced by half by 2030 and has drawn up an action plan for this. More information can be found on Amsterdam Circulair. As part of the week against waste, the municipality recently put 5 tips for wasting less food on the site. Because every year, more than 33 kilos of food goes into the waste bin per person. For all Amsterdam residents alone, that is a total of more than 27 million kilos. A waste of all the energy it takes to grow, package, transport, freeze and heat the food. But also for your wallet.

On the food platform you will find all kinds of initiatives to ‘eat what the city provides’. Look here for tips against wasting.