World Food Day is October 16th! #globalteamof200
|October 8, 2012||Filed under Advocacy|
FACT: Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.
FACT: About a third of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.
FACT: One pound of ground beef for your family uses more than 28,000 cups of water to produce—that’s enough to fill 20 bathtubs to the brim, and then some!
Concerned? The GROW Method can help change how you buy, prepare, and consume food. I’m not asking you to become a vegetarian. I tried that for about a week, maybe two, and I couldn’t do it. I do eat less meat and consume less dairy, though.
While I was in AmeriCorps, I learned the slogan, “Think globally, act locally.” Using that principle, we can all make small changes that can make big contributions. One thing you can do on October 16th is host a dinner and a conversation. For once, let’s turn off the TV and any other distractions. Let’s put away the gossip and the small talk and dig deep. As moms, I am sure we’re always looking for ways to teach our children to be more conscious about the world around them. Here’s your chance.
Go to Oxfam’s site and download their World Food Day Dinner Discussion Guide and join the Facebook event as well! You can also have them send printed materials (placemats, fact sheets, booklets, stickers, etc) to you.
If you have any ideas or plan to host a dinner, I would love to hear about it!
Remember what Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”