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NMIS participates in World Food Day 2018 

The National Meat Inspection Service joined the ceremony for the conclusion of World Food Day celebration last October 16, 2018 at Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. The said event with the theme: “Our Actions are our Future. A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible” was participated by NMIS where 50 personnel joined and other attached agencies of Department of Agriculture.

It also coincided with the NMIS 25th Meat Safety Consciousness Week and 46th anniversary celebration which made the event more significant since its purpose complements the mission of NMIS which is providing safe and healthy meat for every Filipinos.

Among the key personalities who attended the event were Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny F. Piñol, DA Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña and Miss World 2013 and Zero Hunger Champion Megan Young.

Usec Laviña who delivered the welcome remarks said that the theme is very timely and that in order to solve the problem of hunger, rhetoric and fancy language are not needed anymore but action and only action.

The need for action was further emphasized by Secretary Piñol by saying that DA employees needed to exert more effort in order to achieve the goal of providing affordable food for everyone. He then also talked about a viable and well-planned food security program that government is preparing to solve hunger issues and malnutrition.

On the other hand, Miss World 2013 and Zero Hunger Champion Megan Young said that world hunger can be resolved through the efforts of everyone and by upholding the value of unity and cooperation. “We can become zero hunger generation if we join forces across nations, across sectors, and professions,” she emphasized.

Moreover, she said that the #ZeroHunger can be achieved by doing simple actions such as loving your leftovers, adopting healthy and sustainable lifestyle, storing food wisely, using less water, being a more conscious consumer, and educating yourself on food labeling.

The event concluded with a candle-lighting ceremony joined by all participants which signified unity and team effort to solve hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines.

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