Do you have 5 minutes to support World Food Day? It’s important.

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Today is World Food Day. “World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  It marks the date of the founding of FAO in 1945.  The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In 1980, the General Assembly endorsed observance of the Day in consideration of the fact that “food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity” (resolution 35/70 of 5 December 1980). ” (source: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/food/index.html) My own interest in hunger and poverty began when Bob Geldof organised the Live Aid concert in 1985.  As a teenager I took part in 40 hour famines and when I started working I took out a World Vision Child Sponorship.  Not big things, but I firmly believe that every little bit does count. … Continue reading