World Food Day is observed every year on 16 October in remembrance of the day when the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945. The primary focus is to tackle global hunger and strive to eradicate hunger across the world. In 2021, the World Food Day will fall on a Friday. The day is celebrated by all UN member states, which includes India. Every year, we celebrate World Food Day to appreciate the amazing food we eat, but also to tackle world hunger. World Food Day was established in November 1979, suggested by former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr Pal Romany. It is celebrated by more than 150 countries around the world. The theme has not been revealed yet. The World Food Day 2019 theme was ‘Zero Hunger’, with the objective of actions to make sustainable and healthy diets affordable and available to all. The Food and Agricultural Organisation states that in recent decades, we have changed our eating habits and diets due to urbanisation, globalisation and the rise of disposable income.

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