Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celebrate World Food Day and Plant a Seed

Today is World Food Day!  From WFD,

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people.
In North America, grassroots events and public awareness campaigns engage diverse audiences in action against hunger.  From hunger walks and World Food Day dinners to meal packaging events and food drives, there are many ways for people to be a part of solutions to hunger.
Each year, advocates come together to raise awareness and engage Americans and Canadians in the movement to end hunger. Led by the FAO Liaison Office for North America, the World Food Day USA & Canada Network  includes over 60 organizations, universities and companies that are working to achieve a zero hunger world.

Yesterday we shared that the EPA has now approved 2, 4-D pesticide to be used on GMO corn and other GMO crops.  2,4-D is a component of AGENT ORANGE....Toxic chemicals in your food!

FOOD DAY in American can also be celebrated on October 24.  We celebrate REAL FOOD every day!  For me, real food is non-GMO, un-processed, nutritious food.  I go 1 step further and try to eat homegrown or locally grown organic produce.

Why plant a seed on Food Day?
We have become so dependent on the global food supply and quick (cheap) food.  Billions of pounds of food are wasted every year.  If you grew it would you waste it? Probably not!

Plant a seed.  Nourish your seeds as it grows.  Harvest your produce and enjoy!  If you're just getting started or you need a bit of inspiration...check out these easy varieties:
Beets  (55 days)
Chioggio Beet

Radish (25-30 days)
French Breakfast Radish

Beans (55-65 days)
Blue Lake Bush Bean

Arugula (40 days)

Not sure how to GROW those seeds?  
Check out our GROWING FROM SEED page!
Each link includes detailed growing instructions for each variety.
Our October Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region 
is another great place to start.

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Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Thanks for enlightening me and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty
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Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List Pinned

Katerina said...

Thank you for all the useful info and thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!