Whilst in many parts of the world food is scarce, in Western industrial nations a great deal of faultless food gets thrown away in the trash. What some have in abundance, lacks for others. Estimates show that about a third of the worldwide produced food ends up in the garbage without being consumed. This has consequences not only for the climate and the environment, but also causes hunger and food insecurity in the countries that export the raw materials. In those countries you often encounter extreme inequality in the access to food products.
This year’s Global Education Week (from the 15th to the 23rd of November 2014) will address this issues and the implications that food waste has on a global scale. The aim of the European week is to introduce topics on Global Learning to educational institutions and other organizations.
In Germany, the World University Service coordinates the Global Education Week and supports the various actors of Global Learning and Development Education by promoting their activities on www.globaleducationweek.de. There you can also find a calendar of events with seminars, workshops and other activities on the issue of food security and food waste. In addition to that we provide a list of relevant school materials and background information on the matter.
For further information, please contact the National Coordinator of the Global Education Week in Germany:
Word University Service.
Information provided by Word University Service