One of those Sustainable Development Goals that appeal to me, the moistest
For many reasons
But I am foodie….fully certified by Ntemid
Food means everything to me
It’s the basis of my existence
However good or bad I may be at all I do
Without the ounce of carbs or proteins or fiber or iron, I ain’t a thing
I recall back in college
One day, I was in the dormitory
Looking at my friends eating their grain and sipping at their Splash
And I, on the other end, had nothing
Not because I couldn’t afford to get myself something but because I had wasted it all like a fool and his money
A lump grew in my throat
I excused myself and wept away in silence
That taught me a bunch of very important lessons in life that I still take with me till today….
To never waste any grain of food
To never be a part of the estimated 233 million people in Africa that goes without a meal in a day
Most of all,to never take life for granted, as I usually say
So today,let’s talk about Sustainable Development Goal 2, which is Zero Hunger
The goal here is, “To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.
What is there, for you, to care about goal 2?
Extreme hunger and malnutrition remains a barrier to sustainable development and creates a trap from which people cannot easily escape. Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more prone to disease and thus often unable to earn more and improve their livelihoods. There are nearly 800 million people who suffer from hunger worldwide, the vast majority in developing countries.
I guess you wonder why with enough food to feed everyone on the planet, why are there so many hungry people?
Well, that’s due to a number of issues like poor harvesting practices, as well as food wastage have contributed to food scarcity. Wars have also had a negative impact on the availability of food and have led to a destruction of the environment,which is critical to grow food.
Just like the United Nations says on this,
“We all want our families to have enough food to eat that is safe and nutritious. A world with zero hunger can positively impact our economies, health, education, equality and social development”.
It’s a key piece of building a better future for everyone. Additionally, with hunger limiting human development, we will not be able to achieve the other sustainable development goals such as education, health and gender equality.
If we ain’t careful enough, by 2030, we will have to part ways with at least an estimated additional $267 billion, on average to end world hunger!!!
Let thatsink for a second and think about it close enough….and what the world can do with all that cash, hhhmmm!
Just like I,You can make changes in your own life—at home, at work and in the community— by supporting local farmers or markets and making sustainable food choices,supporting good nutrition for all, and fighting food waste.
Yeah…. wasting of food is real and just so sad! I mean, why would you need to load 3 ladles of beans on your plate or tray if you won’t even manage to complete just 1 of the3, huh? Many other people out there could have those same beans that you’ve decided to throw in the trash, you know right?
You can also use your power as a consumer and voter as well, demanding businesses and governments make the choices and changes that will make Zero Hunger a reality.Join the conversation, whether on social media platforms or in your local communities. At least, this is what the team at the UN thinks!
Agree with them or me, for that matter?
What’s your take on this?