Top 10 Facts You Never Knew On World Food Day

October 16, 2017

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16th October. This day celebrated to honor the date of the establishing of the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.

This day is celebrated extensively in over 150 countries around the globe by many other organizations that concern about food security, like the International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. The main principle of World Food Day and the reason behind the celebration of this day every year is to improve the food security all around the world mainly in times of crisis. This day helps to increase awareness of the absolute need for prosperous and safe agriculture policies to be implemented by governments around the world to make sure there is enough food available for everyone.

1. According to the Office for National Statistics, the average UK household spends £56.80 a week on food and non-alcoholic drinks…

Plus another £17.30 on restaurant and café meals and £4.70 on takeaways..

3. Around the world, 75 McDonald’s hamburgers are sold every second.

4. In the UK, six chicken sandwiches are eaten every second.

5. The first meal eaten on the Moon included bacon squares, sugar biscuits, coffee, a pineapple and grapefruit juice drink and tinned peaches.

6. The first food eaten by astronauts that had been grown in space was Romaine lettuce on the International Space Station in August 2015.

7. A study in China in 2015 reported that people who eat spicy foods tend to live longer.

8. Last year, Chan Hong Meng of Singapore became the first street food vendor to be awarded a Michelin star.

9. The UK imports 48 per cent of the food consumed here.

10. “Food is an important part of a balanced diet

 

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