BD World Food Day - Business Media MAGS

BD World Food Day

In this issue of World Food Day (16 October) we celebrate 41 years of the United Nation’s (UN) commitment to a global food programme to eradicate hunger.

The UN shares that globally currently more than 815 million people do not have enough to eat and that about 155 million children under the age of five – 23 per cent – are chronically malnourished and one in two infant deaths worldwide is caused by hunger.

Given South Africa’s extreme poverty levels and inequality, just how food insecure are we? We tackle this issue and talk to the realities of our food security and the innovations being undertaken to address this.