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6 Fun Facts About World Food Day That You Never Knew

Hey hey Zoglo’s fam!

With World Food Day just around the corner, we thought that now is the best time to give you a rundown of what it’s all about (and hopefully teach you a thing or two about this super important date too!)

After reading this article, you’ll learn 6 fun facts about World Food Day That You Never Knew

To start it off, in support of this campaign Niagara falls will be illuminated blue on World Food Day at 10pm for 15 minutes. (October 16) 

Fact #1 - World Food Day starting in the 70s

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established World Food Day at their 20th General Conference in 1979

This (now) 43-year old celebration was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during their 20th General Conference!

The FAO brought together governments, businesses, the media and the public to combat food insecurity around the world.

Fact #2 -  World Food Day is celebrated every October

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th every year.

For each year that we celebrate World Food Day, the FAO always comes up with and follows a theme

Fact #3 - Leave NO ONE behind (2022 Theme)

Many things can happen to make us feel left behind. (Maybe you didn’t nail that Plant Based Beef Patty recipe or you found it hard to commit to eating at least one of Chef Pino’s meals a week).

World Food Day 2022 Banner / via Food and Agriculture Organization United Nations

With this year’s theme of “Leave NO ONE behind”, the FAO reminds us that in order for food security to become the norm, we need to ensure that we’re all on the same page.

When uncontrollable factors like climate change, conflict and inequality come into the picture, we need to do what it takes to lessen it.

Fact #4 - Up to 150 countries celebrate World Food Day every year

That being said, it’s no surprise that World Food Day is one of the most celebrated UN days of the UN calendar. 

Fact #5 - World Food Day Isn’t About Eating Food

While World Food Day IS about food, it's more than just about EATING food.

The Corn Kid  / via

World Food Day is about creating a future where food insecurity no longer exists.

This annual celebration promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

Fact #6 - Eating Plant Based Has the Potential to Reduce Food Insecurity

As the folks over at Down to Earth: Organic and Natural perfectly stated, “the more [that] people eat meat, the fewer people can be fed”.

Even researchers from Cornell University deduced that 800 million people could be fed with the grains used to feed livestock in the United States only.

That being said, there’s a high chance that sticking to a plant based diet can actually help reduce food insecurity.

Thanks to Zoglo’s, eating plant-based doesn’t have to be so daunting! 

With the large variety of plant-based products that we offer, you wouldn’t even mind missing eating meat here and there! Or even indefinitely. 

Not too sure what to do with those plant-based meat alternatives? Don’t you worry! These quick and easy meals are equal parts cost effective and yummy.

(Right now, my go to meal is the Plant Based Butter Shawarma Chicken)

Was there a World Food Day fun fact that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am trying to find your vegan lasagna receipt. I would love to make it.

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