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A healthy diet to fight hunger in a #zerohunger world

A healthy diet to fight hunger in a #zerohunger world

16 October is World Food Day, and FAO is celebrating it this year with the slogan "A healthy diet for a #zerohunger world". The United Nations organization argues that healthy eating helps fight hunger in the world. But how?

Every day, 821 million people worldwide have difficulty feeding their children. One in nine people on our planet can't feed their families - an impressive figure. Even darker when we think that one in three people suffers from some form of malnutrition.

This happens in the same world in which we westerners live, almost always on slimming diets and overexposed to the culture of food and food supply. On our TVs, there is nothing but food, and the problem of obesity and eating disorders is terrifying.

And in our world, food waste is just as frightening. According to a study conducted by FAO, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year in the world, 80% of which is still consumable. This is unacceptable when you consider that all the food wasted would be enough to feed about 2 billion people in the world.

FAO's World Food Day initiative aims to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the world. In 2015, the world community adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to improve people's lives by 2030. Objective 2, #zerohunger, is about ending hunger in the world, improving global nutrition and promoting the sustainability of food sources as a top priority.

It is not just a question of giving food to those who need it, but of educating them on sustainable and healthy nutrition. According to FAO, "innovation and investment are needed to improve the efficiency of our supply systems through the development of sustainable and sustainable markets. Strategies to combat world hunger also involve reducing waste and expanding crop diversity.

These are the goals that we at Iswari embrace completely. The culture of superfood is not just a fashion or pure speculation, but a way to increase respect for the environment, food awareness, the enhancement of a wide range of crops and the growth of fair trade and sustainable culture. 

A healthy diet helps to combat hunger in the world precisely because it considers all these points as pillars and because, through a greater awareness of what we eat, we can increase our decision-making power in the global market. Healthy eating means renouncing intensive agriculture, junk food and over-processed products. 

The consequences of such a choice have a huge impact on consumption and force large companies and multinationals to make different choices, to change gears in the world of food. Choosing a healthy diet also means stimulating the reduction of food waste, because fresh, seasonal, organic and more nutrient-rich foods are favoured.

A healthy diet can also include superfoods, natural foods rich in nutrients, in our case also organic, vegan and sustainable. In this way, not only can we integrate vitamins, minerals and micronutrients essential to our health, but we can also support the virtuous cultivation of poor people and those who are not part of the logic of food waste.