World Food Day

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October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day across 150 countries to recognize basic human right: “Right to have food.” The aim is to heighten awareness about hunger around the world. It is an initiative from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Statistics say that Approximately 1.5 billion people live on less than US$1 a day and every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger.

Take this World Food Day quiz. There are just 1o questions, and I bet you learn 10 astonishing facts about about hunger. I got only 2 right!

Click here at Hunger Site to give a free cup of food to hungry.

Source: World Food Day: Fight hunger to reduce poverty

Also See:
Action against hunger in India
Hunger Stalks Rising in India
Food for All Organization

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7 Responses to “World Food Day”


  1. 1 sulz October 17, 2007 at 12:52 am

    heh, i got 7 right because my strategy was to tick on the most extreme option. but yes, knowing those statistics is scary… and we all know that statistics cannot reflect the exact situation. it is probably a lot more worse than that… 😮

    Poonam: Yes, you are right..all extremes were correct. My optimist did not want me to believe it was so bad in rest of the world. So got just 2 right! 😦

  2. 2 Nova October 17, 2007 at 4:42 am

    Its scary and I am glad u r spreading the awareness through your blog!!

    Poonam: Yes, the facts are certainly scary..would be scarier when we discuss India.

    Yes, I try to keep awareness alive…but I have sen your blog..you have amazing energy…why dont ya join me and lets delve deeper into more issues. I would be glad to have pardner to discuss. 🙂

  3. 3 dinsan October 17, 2007 at 4:51 am

    You could have included more in this post ? ( coz i think u r capable of doing it 😉 )

    hmm did u watch the news on NDTV that day ? about bad food being distributed for students in Kashmir?

    Poonam: Actually it was too late when I was writing. Wanted to do a India-specific post for World Food Day. But did not have enough time to research the subject. Nah, did not watch news that day. Will check it out on Internet.

  4. 4 ish October 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    We actually had a pledge in our school today and it was something between UNO and the Art of Living to help eradicate poverty worldwide. It was to remind the World Leaders of the promises they’d made to fulfill the United Nations Millenium policies. It was sad to see the attitude of the students though, they were hardly interested. They just wanted to go home.

    Poonam:Actually I do not blame those students. People need motivation to do things in life. To do something for the cause, you first need to know the cause, feel for the cause….the education curriculum is so competitive that students are busy with burden of books, exams, competition….on receding greens of the city..they have hardly had the time to play in greens..look at the countryside…or to see how people are like…what it means to see people sleeping on hungry stomach….what it means to see children of their age to slog in the field when they should be going to school….today students rarely have chance to know all that..I do not blame them.

  5. 5 Nova October 18, 2007 at 4:14 am

    Hey Poonam, I would love that! Let me know what you have in mind. We both could actually cause a lot more awareness… Just drop me a mail… you should be able to see my email id if u receive comments in ur mailbox… Cheers

    Poonam: Neha, I will write to you soon.

  6. 6 lallopallo October 18, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Yes, I also think that together you both can do wonders.

    Poonam: Ahan… 😛

  7. 7 Janet Kt. June 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

    By the way who is poonam?

    I want to meet her..


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