This year the theme of the celebration of World Environment Day refers to food waste "Think.Eat.Save"
Worldwide is celebrated on June 5 World Environment Day (WED).
This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1972. This is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness about the environment and enhances political attention and action.
Previous editions of the World Environment Day Issues like care for the earth and water, the ozone layer, climate change, desertification and sustainable development, among others. This year's theme is Think.Eat.Save. and is intended to educate the public on responsible consumption of food, avoiding a high loss thereof. According to FAO, each year are discarded food 1.3 trillion, equivalent to the total output of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time one in seven people in the world go to bed hungry and 20,000 children under five die every day from hunger. Thus, 98% of world hunger occurs in developing countries.
WED is celebrated worldwide through concerts "green" activities on the streets, school competitions, cleaning and recycling campaigns and more.
Think.Eat.Save aims to encourage everyone to reduce food footprint by avoiding the current imbalance and its effect on the environment. We must be aware of the consequences of our food choices and how to make them more successful.