Minister Rambharat at World Food Day Event
16TH October, 2019: In his feature address to students of St. Anthony College in Diego Martin to commemorate World Food Day, Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries underscored the importance of physical activities (sports), and the sustainability of home-grown food in healthy lifestyle and warned about the dangers of fake foods and food substitutes. He added, the pervasive use of chemicals in food is cause for grave concern as it pertains to a healthy diet and we must be mindful of it.
The Minister also urged persons that they should not only look at the cost and price of food but also, “who is producing it”, when are they producing it, where are they producing it and how reliable are their methods when it comes to food production?”
World Food day is observed every October 16th, and this year’s Theme is: ‘Our Actions Are Our Future: Healthy Diets for a #Zerohunger World’, and today’s activity was aimed at promoting healthy food choices.
The event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the St Anthony’s Interact Club.