In this special episode dedicated to World Food Day 2019, Shruthi speaks about the theme of ‘Zero Hunger’. The UN Sustainable Development Goal number 2 states the aim to – “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. Shruti is a freelancer, a content writer, and the host of the radio show called ‘Udumbara’, which talks about saving water and forests.
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Government of India’s hunger data states that 1.3 million children are in hunger and 195 million people are in hunger. FAO also states that population explosion leads to reduced crop affordability. Food loss and food wastage will be seen when the food supply chain gets affected. Food loss in developed countries happens at the retail level and in India, food loss happens at the storage and logistical level as well.
Shruti also shares valuable tips that can be used to avoid wastage of food. “We should maintain a shopping list whenever we go for grocery shopping. We should follow FIFO (First In First Out), which means that whatever we have at home, we should consume that first, and only then go out to buy new items. Another thing to follow – zero-waste cooking.”
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