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May 21, 2019 @ 10:57

DENR to mark International Biodiversity Day 2019 with food fair

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will mark the local celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) tomorrow with a food fair showcasing organic, healthy and sustainable products derived from biological resources.

The event, dubbed as “Samu’t Saring Tikim Fair”, seeks to raise awareness and appreciation on the importance of biodiversity as food source that leads to good health.

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the event fits well with the IDBD 2019 theme— “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”—which focuses on biodiversity as foundation for food and health, and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.

“This year’s celebration offers a timely reminder on the importance of effective management of the country’s rich biodiversity, especially when it comes to achieving food security,” Cimatu said.

“As we observe IDBD, we are reminded of the limited resources we have as human beings when it comes to one of the top basic needs—food. We therefore continue to sustainably manage these limited resources for the benefit of our children and future generations,” he added.

Organized by the DENR’s Biodiversity Management Bureau, the “Tikim Fair” will be held tomorrow at the amphitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.


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