Jamie Oliver rallies support for global food revolution
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who is behind the global Food Revolution campaign is set to ramp up the drive through the fifth annual day of action on May 20, to call for more support for the advocacy changing the way children access, consume and understand food.
On the day itself, the campaign is set to launch a news hub which will make information readily available, and empower people to make better and informed choices when it comes to the food they eat.
“Never before has it been so easy to spread and share information, to provoke debate, to lobby governments and to harness our buying power as consumers in such a way that big business and industry have to change their practices for the better. We’re facing an exciting, but scary time ahead, and the health of future generations really is in our hands,” he said in his Change.org newsletter.
The chef also shared the gains of the campaign since it started as more countries begin to undertake and implement measures that will ensure and protect public health, especially on child obesity and undernourishment. Among these countries are the UK,
France, South Africa and Mexico which has pledged to introduce a sugary drinks tax, for starters.
“We need to unite as one strong, single voice to force governments and businesses to
create a healthier, happier world for the future. Sign up now and join the revolution!,”
Oliver said in the campaign’s official website.
For those who would like to sign up for the cause, go to this site. (By: Angel Ong)