Food is life – SAVE FOOD

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Save Food presentation for primary school children: the purpose of this presentation is to educate the young students on the topic of food waste since this seems to be an issue in the school canteens. This approach also seems to be a cost-effective way of raising awareness.

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Food is life – SAVE FOOD

  1. 1. Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FOOD IS LIFE – SAVE FOOD
  2. 2. Where does our FOOD come from? Where does MILK come from? Where does PASTA come from?
  3. 3. Where does our FOOD come from? Where does MEAT come from? Where do TOMATO come from?
  4. 4. Food products come from a FARM
  5. 5. From the farm, the food goes to a FACTORY Wheat grains Old wind mill and milling stones Wheat mill Wheat flour
  6. 6. From the factory, the food goes to the MARKET or SHOP Bread PastaWheat flour Then your parents buy it, and cook your meal
  7. 7. From the farm, the food goes to a FACTORY Milking a cow by hand Milking a cow by machine Milk cooling tank Milk factory
  8. 8. From the factory, the food goes to the MARKET or SHOP Fresh milk Yoghurt Cheese Butter Then your parents buy it, and cook your meal
  9. 9. From the FARM, the food goes to a FACTORY Pig abattoir Cutting the meat Making ham
  10. 10. From the factory, the food goes to the MARKET or SHOP Ham Minced meat Pork Salami Then your parents buy it, and cook your meal Sausage
  11. 11. From the FARM, the food goes to a FACTORY Tomato harvest Tomato canning factory
  12. 12. From the factory, the food goes to the MARKET or SHOP Tomato puree Peeled tomatoes Fresh tomatoes Then your parents buy it, and cook your meal
  13. 13. Peeled tomatoesIn poor countries, there are a lot of problems. Food gets spoiled and lost before people can buy it or eat it.
  14. 14. If there is no water, then the crops die. Drought in Africa Irrigation in America Farmers in poor countries don’t have enough money to water the crops.
  15. 15. Pests can eat or spoil the food on the farm. Locusts Tomato diseases
  16. 16. If there is no food for the animals, they die. Farmers in poor countries don’t have enough money to buy food for the animals. Tomato diseases Crops and animals can get sick and die. There is not enough medicine for sick crops and animals
  17. 17. Food can get spoilt before it gets to the factory. Tomato diseases Grain storage in Africa Grain storage in Europe Insects and rats eat the maize
  18. 18. Food can get spoilt before it gets to the factory. Taking milk to the factory in Pakistan Taking milk to the factory in Italy Insects and rats eat the maize
  19. 19. If there are no factories, people have to do it themselves. Maize pounding into flour in Africa Making tomato paste in Africa Insects and rats eat the maize
  20. 20. If the markets are not clean, food gets spoilt. Vegetable market in India Vegetable market in Italy Insects and rats eat the maize
  21. 21. Insects and rats eat the maize In rich countries, food is prepared well…… BUT: People throw away good food !!!
  22. 22. People buy too much food for the house. People cook too much for diner, and they don’t keep the left-overs for the next day. Insects and rats eat the maize
  23. 23. People throw away food that they can’t finish eating Bakeries throw away good bread if it is one day old Insects and rats eat the maize
  24. 24. Insects and rats eat the maize If supermarkets have too much vegetables, they throw them away Farmers throw away good food products with funny shapes
  25. 25. People in rich countries throw away good food, and in poor countries children are hungry every day. If people in rich countries throw away food, food gets more expensive everywhere. Poor people cannot buy the food anymore.
  26. 26. Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations QUESTIONS AND GOOD IDEAS FROM THE CLASS

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