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Move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat: Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, in his message issued on World Environment Day (WED)-2013 stated, 'By reducing food waste, we can save money and resources, minimize environmental impacts and, most importantly, move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat.'

He further said, “We live in a world of plenty, where food production outstrips demand, yet 870 million people are undernourished and childhood stunting is a silent pandemic. To create the future we want, we must correct this inequity. We must ensure access to adequate nutrition for all, double the productivity of smallholder farmers who grow the bulk of food in the developing world, and make food systems sustainable in the face of environmental and economic shocks. "

Criticizing advanced countries and rich people, Ban added, "In developed nations, food thrown away by households and the retail and catering industries rots in landfills, releasing significant quantities of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas."

He urged consumers to minimize waste by buying only what they need and re-using left-over food. Ban called on all actors in the global food chain to take responsibility for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable food systems for global population of seven billion that is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050.

Here is some food for thought.

- In departmental stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men’s underwear.~ Julia Child

- If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called “produce” and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?~ Ymber Delecto

- There are people in this world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.~ Mahatma Gandhi

- Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.~ Mark Twain

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