Today is World Food Day (WFD). Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1979, and celebrated in hundreds of countries. It aims to raise awareness and understanding on the issues of poverty and hunger.
In honour of this important occasion here are a few things you might be interest in checking out:
- The National Film Board of Canada compiled a list of 5 short films to mark WFD. Part of the list is My Urban Garden by Polly Bennell, a beautiful film that I often revisit.
- Four years ago I read The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I started growing some of my own food that spring and ever since I have been keenly part of the food security/urban agriculture movement in St. John’s.
- Know where your food comes from. Buy Local! Buy Fresh! is a great resource that lists local food producers on the Avalon Peninsula (Newfoundland and Labrador).
- Food Security Network and Oxfam Canada are partnering once again to host the WFD Movie and Meal on Friday. This is a sweet event that I have been volunteering for 4 years – anyone remembers me serving tables with a 6-month pregnant belly?
- Food Education Action St. John’s (FEASt) is a teeny and wonderful organization, which I am exceptionally proud to be part of as a member of the Board of Directors. On November 3rd, we are having our AGM. This is the chance to meet folks that are passionate about everything food related while delighting in tasty food itself.
Are you doing anything special today?