Think Eat And Save

Posted on May 28, 2013


Think . Eat . Save : The slogan for 2013’s World Environment Day that is celebrated on 5 June.
Save Food Initiative is about ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ of UN to sustain 7 billion people now (9 billion by 2050), as 3rd of global food production is either wasted or lost, leading to 1 out of 7 people sleep in hunger and over 20,000 children <5 year of age die daily from hunger, while 870 million people are undernourished. The way forward is to reduce massive loss and waste inherent in today’s food systems.
It is evident that by reducing food waste, we can save money and resources, minimize environmental impacts and, most importantly, move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat.
Global host for WED 2013 is Mongolia, one of the fastest growing economies aiming for a transition to a green economy and a green civilization.
It has been observed that people in Mongolia waste less food and its traditional and nomadic life have some ancient answers to the modern-day challenge of food waste. There are ideas from Mongol General Chinggis Khan’s as ‘borts to gallop’, and the tradition methods like aaruul, etc.!