Guest blog post by Lauren Hauser with Link Media, Inc.
Food: It's basic, and it's universal. But around the world it means so many different things. In 2011, the worst drought in 60 years to hit East Africa is causing severe famine threatening over 13.3 million people. At the same time, in many parts of the developed world obesity and diabetes run rampant, and worldwide 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted annually.
Across the world, food can be simple, extravagant, precious or abundant. It shapes our beliefs, and makes us question our convictions. In some places, it's a matter of sport, and in others, it means life or death. Starting on World Food Day- October 16, 2011, throughout the rest of the week, Link TV is airing a week of programming uncovering various global perspectives on food. Join us in learning, discovering, and sharing your voice.
Click here to find airtimes, or to watch many of our programs online. You can also browse for action ideas once you have been inspired.
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