Friday, 28 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
It is Blogger Action Day Sunday 16 October 2011.
A time when bloggers unite in speaking out to to raise awareness of events affecting people across the world.
This years theme is #Food.
Food for thought. Do I eat to live or Live to eat.
Reported in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 14 October 2011.
The UK Government, has proposed the raising of the Recommended Daily Calorie Intake (RDCI) for men and women.
This is its strategy to tackle rising obesity across the UK population of 62,435,709 people, which equals 9% of the worlds population.
Population figures estimated 01.01.11 from Wikipedia ,also giving the worlds population figures as 6,968,000000.
Looking at our own individual life style, one wonders what % of the Uk population will take heed of the proposed changes in the RDCI, or even the RDCI its self.
In a year we celebrate:
New Year. Mother's Day. Easter. May day Bank Holiday. Father's Day. Spring Bank Holiday. Summer Bank Holiday. Christmas Day. Boxing Day.
Let us not forget, Birthdays. Christenings. Weddings. Anniversaries. New Job. New Home. Confirmation. Qualifications gained. Promotions. Retirements.
There are probably more celebratory events that you can name. This is just a few, to draw to your attention to the fact that in a single year we consume copious amounts of food and beverages which are well above the RDCI.
Food Retailers are there to help us. They ensure that plenty of festive products are available to shoppers, months before, during and after the celebration period.
Thought For Food
I ask you though, to reflect upon how other people in the world are living.
No Government raises the RDCI in Somalia, Africa or Ethiopia.
The New York Times printed an article on Monday 10 October 2011
The United Nations (UN) announced that Somalia's famine had spread to a sixth area within the country, with officials warning that 750,000 people could die in the next few months, unless Aid efforts were stepped up.
It is estimated that up to 4,000000 Somalis, more than half of the population, have been pushed into "crisis"by drought, war, restrictions on Aid Groups,and years of chaos.
While The Citizen.co.TZ printed an article on Thursday 13 October 2011.
It is estimated that 7,200 tonnes of cereals will be needed to feed people living in the Ngorongora Conservation area, this cereal is expected to last them until April 2012.
The crisis is due to the area being prone to drought such as in the years 2005/06. 2008/09. and now 2011.The area has livestock farming, however with no grain and drought conditions,the livestock too are suffering.
There are many ways one can help. Donations to any Aid groups will be welcome or perhaps a donation to water holes.