Pope outlines ways to end hunger during World Food Day
October 18, 2021 By Nicole Heslip Filed Under: Food, Food Security
Pope Francis joined leaders from around the world over the weekend to draw attention to global hunger as part of World Food Day.
In a letter to the Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, Francis says there is a great paradox when it comes to food with more than three billion people lacking access and almost two billion overweight.
The pope outlined four areas within the food system that need action: in the field, at sea, at the table, and in reducing food waste. He says he’d like to see consumers and producers make ethical and sustainability choices, invest more in a global food system, and adopt innovative solutions for food production.
In his tweets, he also asked agribusiness companies and others to stop destroying nature and polluting, and that big food corporations stop imposing monopolistic production and distribution structures that inflate prices and end up withholding bread from the hungry.
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