The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day on 16 October, the with the aim of raising awareness on the issues of hunger and malnutrition. The ambitious goal is to achieve a #ZeroHunger world and the theme chosen by FAO for the 2022 edition is precisely that: Leave no one behind. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”.
Humanity has made many strides in building a better world, but too many people have been left behind, unable to benefit from innovation and economic growth. As a result, millions of people around the world cannot afford proper nutrition, which puts them at high risk of food insecurity and malnutrition. One might think that the problem is in the food supply, but this is not the case: enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet today. Instead, the problem is access to nutritious food hampered by a number of critical issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflicts, climate change, inequality, rising prices and international tensions. People all over the world are exposed to the domino effect of these challenges that know no boundaries.