Join in World Food Day

Thursday October 18, 2018 Written by Published in Health
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Fresh organic baby food will feature at the World Food Day tomorrow at the Punanga Nui Market.


Head chef Tausani Simei of Sails restaurant says promoting local, sustainable and organic foods is a healthier option.

“Organic food has less chemicals and more nutrients.”

Sails has teamed up with the Natura Kuki Airani (NKA) National Organics Association with the growers group logo now displayed on their menus.

Working together with NKA, Simei says they have a range of fresh organic foods edible for babies that will be presented on Friday.

“In the islands organic, is the way to go. We want to encourage restaurants and the outer islands to share knowledge regarding organic foods.”

The theme for World Food Day - an annual event devoted to addressing the issue of global hunger - is “Our Actions are our Future – A #Zero Hunger World by 2030 is Possible”.

World Food Day was officially established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s 20th General Conference in November 1979.

Today it is now recognised in more than 150 nations across the world, bringing together agencies to tackle food-security issues.

Since 1981, a new theme has been established for every year, the first being “Food Comes First.”

Other themes highlighted over the years include “Harvesting Nature’s Diversity” in 1993, “A Millennium Free of Hunger” in 2000 and “Food Prices - From Crisis to Stability” in 2009.

 The 2016 and 2018 themes also tacked climate change and migration, highlighting how both issues have an impact on the world’s food supply.

Sponsored by the United Nations, the event is held on an annual basis on October 19, marking the anniversary of the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945.

Primary school students will take part in activities including cooking, ei making, husking and grating coconuts.

Government ministries, farmers and private vendors will have food on display and for sale.

Fresh, cooked and processed foods will be on sale from 8am with the official opening scheduled for 10am.   

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