FAO highlights importance of sustainable food systems on World Food Day

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Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed this year's World Food Day theme

Sustainable food systems are a core element to defeating hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

In a message on World Food Day, observed this Wednesday, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva says healthy people depend on healthy food systems.

"On this World Food Day, we have a simple but important message that can underpin our efforts to end hunger: Healthy people depend on healthy food systems. Efficient, well-managed sustainable food systems provide the diverse and nutritious diet we need to end hunger and malnutrition. At the same time, they protect our natural resources." (28″)

'Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition' is the theme for this year's observance of World Food Day, which is celebrated annually on 16 October, the day when FAO was established in 1945.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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