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World Food Day

  1. 1. On World Food Day 2009 Are you Hungry Brother John ?
  2. 2. On World Food Day <ul><li>1 Billion people in Our world go hungry </li></ul>UN Reports
  3. 3. <ul><li>1 out of every 6 people in Our </li></ul><ul><li>word are undernourished </li></ul>UN Reports On World Food Day
  4. 4. <ul><li>Global food production must double by 2050 </li></ul><ul><li>to head off mass hunger </li></ul><ul><li>The food crisis pushed another 40 million </li></ul><ul><li>people into hunger in 2008….. </li></ul>FAO Reports UN's Food & Agriculture Organization - FAO
  5. 5. <ul><li>We face the challenge of ensuring food for </li></ul><ul><li>the 973 million who are currently hungry </li></ul><ul><li>We need to ensure there is food available </li></ul><ul><li>for nine billion people in 2050 </li></ul>FAO Reports UN's Food & Agriculture Organization - FAO continued
  6. 6. The World Health Organization - WHO WHO Reports <ul><li>People are getting fatter almost </li></ul><ul><li>everywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults </li></ul><ul><li>were overweight and 400 million were </li></ul><ul><li>obese. </li></ul><ul><li>The WHO projects 2.3 billion overweight </li></ul><ul><li>of which 700 million will be obese by </li></ul><ul><li>2015…. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How much food do I need? <ul><li>Like this food processor a normal stomach is </li></ul><ul><li>built to digest all foods eaten or dumped in …. </li></ul><ul><li>(unless bad & thrown out by the stomach) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Let’s check the Human Stomach <ul><li>The stomach of an adult is about 10 inches </li></ul><ul><li>(25 centimeters) long & can easily expand </li></ul><ul><li>to hold as much as l quart (0.9 liter) of </li></ul><ul><li>food. </li></ul><ul><li>It normally expands to hold about 1 litre </li></ul><ul><li>(or litter) of food & can hold as much as 1.5 </li></ul><ul><li>liters. </li></ul><ul><li>The stomach can expand to hold up to 4 </li></ul><ul><li>liters of food, more than 50 times its empty </li></ul><ul><li>volume. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How much food do I need? <ul><li>Honestly, stuffing oneself to the limit is not very </li></ul><ul><li>safe nor healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't abuse your stomach because you will </li></ul><ul><li>need it for quite a long time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Following - Food for Thought <ul><li>Is not about What & How much to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>(the author is not a certified dietician nor a </li></ul><ul><li>medical professional) </li></ul><ul><li>But …………….. </li></ul>Rather let’s just say “Following Presentation”…
  11. 11. Thought for Food … <ul><li>While experts are figuring out the exact cause of soaring food prices:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rising fuel costs? lower agricultural production? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>weather shocks, more meat consumption? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>shifts to bio-fuel crops? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Experts know for certain that High Food Prices:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>threaten to increase malnutrition, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>is a cause of death for over 3.5 million children a year. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What you & me MUST realize:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food prices are expected to stay high through 2015 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat prices are up 120% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rice prices have risen 75% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor families spend up to 80% of their budget only on food </li></ul></ul></ul>?
  12. 12. Thought for Food … <ul><li>The nearly billion malnourished people in OUR world could be lifted </li></ul><ul><li>out of hunger with less than a quarter of the food wasted globally. </li></ul><ul><li>The hunger of 1.5 Billion people could be alleviated by eradicating:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits-Veg. & Dairy food wasted by Retailers, food services & at OUR homes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crops such as wheat, maize & soy to produce the wasted meat & dairy foods. </li></ul></ul></ul>Food waste costs every household in the UK between £250 & £400 a year Producing & Distributing the 6.7m tonnes of edible food that goes uneaten & into waste in the UK also accounts for 18m tonnes of CO2.
  13. 13. Thought for Food … continued <ul><li>The production of wasted food squanders resources & the irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>water equivalent to domestic water needs of 9 Billion people. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thought for Food …continued <ul><li>Civil war, terror, labor unrest, violence & strikes prone areas </li></ul><ul><li>have pushed many people in parts of Africa, Asia to the brink of </li></ul><ul><li>famine … are Europe, USA or the Asia-pac in the waiting… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Can You & Me….. Buy Food smartly….
  16. 16. Can You & Me….. Eat smartly…
  17. 17. Can You & Me….. Manage Leftovers smartly… X
  18. 18. You & Me….. formed carpools, shared rides to beat fuel prices & check global warming…
  19. 19. Can You & Me….. Share Food- Yes share food with strangers ?
  20. 20. Can You & Me….. <ul><li>Stop Violence & War </li></ul><ul><li>To enable cultivable land –cross-borders be used for farming & feed people </li></ul>
  21. 21. Can You & Me….. Stop Terrorists & Terrorism <ul><li>Help nip the small time goon in our neighborhoods…. </li></ul><ul><li>before the goon nips you & me…. & STOP electing them. </li></ul><ul><li>To enable food supplies be shipped instead arms, drugs, </li></ul><ul><li>counterfeit currency…. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Can You & Me….. <ul><li>Support Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Can Corporate adopt farmers / farms </li></ul>? ?
  23. 23. Can You & Me….. <ul><li>Support Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Usher the *WTO,WFP, ILO to implement GLOBAL </li></ul><ul><li>welfare policies for FARMERS & not just for their PRODUCE… </li></ul><ul><li>* WTO-WORLD TRADE ORG WFP- WORLD FOOD PROGRAM ILO-INTL LABOR ORG </li></ul>? ?
  24. 24. Thanks for reading… Eat to live smart & long … [email_address] Can You & Me…..