June 18: World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
The World Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed every year on June 18 across the world. The day acknowledges gastronomy as cultural expression related to natural and cultural diversity of the world. It also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.
It is study of relationship between food and culture. It is art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, cooking styles of particular regions, and science of good eating.
The World Sustainable Gastronomy Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting resolution A/RES/71/246 in December 2016. Observance of this day, emphasizes need to focus world’s attention on role that sustainable gastronomy can play, owing to its inter-linkages with three dimensions of sustainable development in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by promoting agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production and conservation of biodiversity.