In the World Food Day the Government of Spain has focused on bad nutrition, cause of many diseases, chronic in the future, deaths, and that cause health problems to children, adolescents and adults.
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FAO’s message in 2020
He World Food Day 2020 mark the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at an exceptional time as countries around the world grapple with the widespread effects of the global coronavirus disease pandemic. Challenges such as digitization, sustainable consumption, environmentally friendly crops, respect for raw materials … are key for the world to move forward.
“The global health crisis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has given us a moment to reflect on the things we truly appreciate and our most basic needs. In these uncertain times, it has helped many of us rekindle our recognition for something that we often take for granted, and something that many lack: food, “they say from the international organization.
“Food is the essence of life and the cornerstone of our cultures, and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is, and will continue to be, an essential part of the response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), especially for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, who have suffered the most. of the pandemic and that will be more affected by the derived economic disturbances “, they add.
“At a time like this, it’s more important than ever recognize the need to support our food heroes, farmers and workers from across the food system, which ensure that food gets from farm to table, even amid unprecedented shocks like the current COVID-19 crisis, “key to all societies.
Drastic inequalities: hunger and overweight
Hunger, obesity, climate change, food waste, are just some of the problems that show this imbalance. Lack of food in many parts of the world is triggering the malnutrition figures. On World Food Day, the hunger numbers are not keeping up. Nor do the percentages of overweight children under five, which has gone from 5.3% in 2012 to 5.6%, or 38.3 million children, in 2019.
According to him Report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World in 2020 published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in June this year, the figures are not very encouraging:
- The number of people affected by hunger globally has slowly increased since 2014.
- Near 690 million people go hungry, or 8.9% of the world’s population, an increase of 10 million people in one year and almost 60 million in five years.
- Most of the undernourished people in the world (381 million) are found in Asia. More than 250 million live in Africa, where the number of people with malnutrition is growing faster than in any other region in the world.
- In 2019, about 750 million, or almost one in ten people in the world, were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity.
- 2 billion people in the world did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food in 2019.
- Globally, food insecurity is higher among women than men. The gender gap in access to food increased from 2018 to 2019.
- Achieve SDG 2: Zero Hunger by 2030 it seems difficult. If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger will exceed 840 million by 2030, 9.8 percent of the population. This is an alarming scenario, even without taking into account the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With such alarming numbers, thinking about what we eat and how we eat it should be mandatory, for our health, for the example of children, and for our future. Hence the importance that Spain is giving to the consumption of fresh, seasonal and natural food, focusing on sugar in the 2020 campaign, one of the great additives of a large part of our food and that has the most negative consequences for our health.
“Ideally, you should eat 200 to 300 mg of omega 3 fatty acids from seafood every day. On top of that, every day we should aim for 200 to 300 grams of fruit, 290 to 430 grams of vegetables, 16 to 25 grams of nuts. and 100 to 150 grams of whole grains “.