World Food Day – 16 October 2020


From Caesar salad to salmon poke bowl, peanut butter spread to almond cookies and so many other delicious foods in our daily life, how could we not have a World Food Day on our calendar to celebrate all the joy brought by food? World Food Day fall on every 16th October and was initiated in 1945 to celebrate the first launch of The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

World Food Day helps to increase global awareness, take action to reduce hunger problems worldwide and ensure healthy and balanced diets are accessible for all. Every year there is a different theme to celebrate World Food Day. In the view of the current crisis this year, the theme for 2020 World Food Day is “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.” This theme is to celebrate and thanks to everyone who involved in transport, fish, plant, produce and harvest food to ensure the public has sufficient and healthy foods. You can also celebrate this day by growing some healthy and organic food on your balcony to join this home food production movement.

Healthy foods easily grow in the balcony


Strawberries can grow easily in a small hanging pot or containers which does not take up any floor space. Strawberries are a great source of minerals and vitamins while also low in calories.

2. Grapes

Grapes only need a tiny bit of floor space and will grow upward according to the wood support in the pot. Grapes consist of antioxidants which can help your body fight against diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.

3. Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes are similar to grapes which you do not need a lot of space. Eating tomatoes bring health benefits such as the lower risk of cancer and heart diseases as tomatoes provide antioxidant, vitamin C, vitamin K and minerals to your body.

4. Beansprouts

You can definitely grow beansprouts at home without any hassle, as you only need a small container with some beans and you will be enjoying your stirred fried bean sprout fresh from garden within a week. Beansprouts contain a high amount of protein, fibre and vitamin C which is a good alternative source of protein for vegan.

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Reference: One Green Planet. 2020. 8 Foods That Will Happily Grow On Your Apartment Balcony. [online] Available at: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/foods-will-happily-grow-apartment-balcony/

World Food Day 2020: Date, H., 2020. World Food Day 2020: Date, Theme, History And Significance Of The Special Global Event. [online] NDTV Food. Available at: https://food.ndtv.com/news/world-food-day-2020-date-theme-history-and-significance-of-the-special-global-event-2310662