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FNU – Taking A Proactive Role On Food Culture, Climate Change

FNU – Taking A Proactive Role On Food Culture, Climate Change
Celebrity chef Lance Seeto was part of the Fiji National University Food Festival last week. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
October 23
06:58 2014

The 2014 Fiji National University international food festival was a rousing success.

With more than 30 countries showcasing international food, the event was the talk of the West.

A lot of hard work had gone into making this event a success. The FNU team ably led by Vice-Chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand saw crowds of hundreds turning up every single day for the food and spectacular entertainment.

People from as far as South America came to sell their cuisine at this event, it was a truly remarkable platform to market Fiji to visiting delegates.

This was also a good platform to expose locals to international cuisine at reasonable prices.

Under the leadership of Dr Chand, such events have been taken on with a new found seriousness and importance.

Some of Fiji’s most celebrated chefs too were in attendance throughout the event, living up to their names with their signature dishes.

Also ongoing during the festival was the International Conference on Oceans and Rivers.

Riding on the very important message of climate change, the food festival also shed very timely light on what Pacific Island nations still lack in addressing this crucial issue.

As President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said: “The threat of climate change is being felt through drastic changes in weather patterns; prolonged droughts and great variability in the rainfall regime have made us rethink  about protecting our freshwater resources.

Fiji National University is not only a  major university. It is also playing a major role for the good of this country.

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