View of a tractor and trailers of cabbage in a field in Sankt Pölten, Austria
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It's harvest time on World Food Day
This tractor is transporting trailers full of one of the world's most versatile veggies: cabbage. A stalwart in Slavic recipes, a key ingredient in Korean kimchi, and essential to that 'thali' meal, it's the perfect cosmopolitan crop to represent World Food Day.
Held annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, World Food Day puts a spotlight on the issue of food security: The ability of individuals or communities to readily access nutritious food. This year, food security is of extra concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has further threatened already vulnerable communities. But the FAO says these threats could be turned into opportunities to rebuild food supply chains in more targeted, cooperative, and efficient ways—so they've given 2020's World Food Day the theme 'Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.'