- President Droupadi Murmu emphasises the importance of making eco-conscious food choices.
- The President highlights the potential of the food industry and its role in showcasing India globally.
- MoUs over ₹17,990 crore were signed on the first day of the event.
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During the concluding session of the three-day World Food India event held in New Delhi, Indian President Droupadi Murmu emphasised the importance of making environmentally responsible food choices. She further highlighted the need to move away from foods contributing to climate change and instead opt for sustainable and nature-friendly alternatives.
The President said, "We need to make conscious decisions to shift away from those foods that add to the problem of climate change and to shift towards the ones that are good for not only our health but also for the health of the planet."
"We must consider the environmental cost of what we eat. The previous generations did not have to worry on this count," she added.
President Murmu praised the Ministry of Food Processing Industries for organising the second edition of World Food India. She highlighted that this event would be instrumental in showcasing India's diverse food culture worldwide, providing an excellent opportunity for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to connect with larger domestic and global players.
The President envisioned World Food India as a means for India to become a culinary hub for the world, showcasing the country as a key source of agricultural and food commodities. She expressed confidence that the event offered numerous opportunities for the investor community within India's food processing and related sectors.
On the first day of the event, the food processing ministry signed 16 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with various industry entities. The total investment amount of these MoUs is around ₹17,990 crore. Ab Inbev, Ananda, General Mills, Innobev, ITC, Kellog, Mondelez, and Nedspice were amongst the few to participate in MoUs.
Further, the President highlighted the impact of dietary choices on the environment. She emphasised the need to choose foods that cause minimal harm to nature. She urged people to make conscious decisions to avoid foods that worsen climate change and instead opt for options that promote human health and the planet's well-being.
During her speech, President Droupadi Murmu emphasised the increasing importance of eco-friendly eating habits and the significant role India's food industry can play in promoting responsible food choices. India has the potential to lead the world in showcasing its diverse culinary culture while promoting sustainable eating practices.
The President's call for eco-conscious eating aligns with the global movement towards a more climate-friendly and sustainable diet.
Date & time of posting: 6 November 2023, 03:10 PM IST
Posted by: Matter5 News Team
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