Princess Basma attends FAO celebration of World Food Day

Amman, HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal on Wednesday attended the celebration of the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the occasion of World Food Day, which chose healthy diets to end hunger as the theme of this year.

World Food Day celebrated yearly on 16 October marks the foundation of FAO and aims at raising awareness of the status of food security globally.

In her speech, Her Highness stressed the importance of the achievements made in the world today in the field of health and food security, which were reflected on human health, as a result of improved vaccines and the provision of health care, water sanitation, in addition to economic growth, especially in developing countries.

Despite these achievements, many people in our world today are not fully satisfied in light of the challenges that still face many, such as hunger, which affects about 800 million people in the world, and food insecurity in many countries, including some Arab countries, Princess Basma said.

On the aggravation of the hunger problem, Her Highness this dilemma is triggered by the change in intensive farming methods and climate that are threatening biodiversity, reducing food productivity and increasing water scarcity, a situation which obliges countries to redouble their national and global efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition by 2030, through a real political commitment to reach a hunger-free world.

Her Highness also pointed to the dangers of obesity on human health as a result of the adoption of unhealthy diets and lack of exercising, with spending about $ 2 trillion each year to address obesity-based health problems.

Source: Jordan News Agency