October is Fair Food Month
"The world produces enough food to feed everyone." - Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2002
What's with that? Why, in a world where there's more than enough food to go around, does hunger still exist?
This is the question that's been bothering us lately. So in the spirit of finding out what World Food Day is really about, we'll be delving into this extremely complex question during Fair Food Month- finding out what's wrong with our current food system, how this has happened, but more importantly what we can do to join the movement of people who are working together to grow a better food future where everyone has enough to eat, always.
- Who and where are the hungry people?
- I can help by having dinner with my mates in October? Sweet, tell me how!
- What's eating less meat and dairy got to do with it?
- Why do people keep talking about 'eating seasonally' and what difference does it make?
- How can I help small-scale farmers if they're all the way on the other side of the world?
- What the hell is a 'land grab'?
- What food movements are out there?
We'll be exploring these questions and more over the next month. Keep an eye on the Fair Food Month page for regular updates throughout October.
Image 1: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam
Image 2: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam