This year’s World Food Day theme is 'Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture must too.' The UN notes that the effects of climate change have the worst effect on the world’s poorest people, many of whom work as farmers, and make it harder for them to grow food and they threaten the global goal to end hunger by 2030.
For World Food Day, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation are asking people around the world to eat pulses, a resilient food in the face of climate change, to help highlight the need to take action.
How do I get involved?
You can help spread awareness of the sustainability benefits of pulses by joining our Thunderclap now for 14th October. Thunderclap is an app that allows organizations and their supporters to share an automated message simultaneously on social media (Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr).
Once you’ve added your support, the Thunderclap app will automatically post a #LovePulses and #IYP2016 message around the world at 4pm GMT on the 14 October.
Among those who have already dedicated a tweet are the United Nations Environmental Programme and Meatless Mondays.
Why you should get involved
Given the adverse effects of climate change, we need to waste less food, save our forests, protect the earth’s precious natural resources like water and land and consume less energy or use energy sources that cause less pollution, among other things. This is where pulses come in.
Below you can find just a few reasons why beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils can bring huge benefits to food security.
For more information about the benefits pulses bring to mitigating climate change, please click HERE.