Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 World Environment Day

The theme of this year is 'Think. Eat. Save'

Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.
Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year’s theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions. -UNEP

Considering that majority of NIgerian hardly eat 3 times a day, do you think this theme apply us? We do not have much in our house to eat let alone to think and save, so, our government at all levels should know that number one security in any country is 'food security' and gives much importance in mass production of food, so that we can save.

How? government should support all agricultural program to farmers accordingly. For Environmental Health Practitioners, they should try to create awareness on the importance of 'ecological sanitation' on agriculture, the importance of organic manure and the construction of domestic bio-gas digester, which the end products are good for agricultural activities. This will go in boosting production of food without waiting for government by farmers for the supply of fertilizers.

Let us eat what we have. think of how to produce more, and save the excess.

Happy Celebration

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