Close to 500 Cities across 43 Countries to Mark Inaugural Day of Action on May 19, 2012
HONG KONG, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --
Responding to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution campaign, 800,000 people across the globe have signed the petition to ask for better food education and better health prospects. Among the supporters are celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Sir Elton John, Robert Downey Jr., Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom and many more.
Jamie Oliver also invited 20 influencers from the world to help spread the message. Donnie Yen (http://www.donnieyen.asia), Asia's martial arts superstar, joins as Asia's first representative for the campaign. Together with Sir Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow and other famous personalities, Donnie shows his support for Food Revolution Day in this exclusive video to talk about food, cooking and his all-time favorite dish, the shanghai dumpling: http://frd.donnieyen.asia.
Food Revolution Day on May 19 is a chance for food lovers to come together to share ideas, knowledge and raise awareness about the world's food issues. All around the globe, people are working together to make a difference in the food we eat. Food Revolution Day is about a movement to connect with the community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets.
At the time of writing, 488 cities in 43 countries have organized activities for Food Revolution Day, including 360 public activities and 387 dinner parties. And the numbers continue to grow.
In Asia, besides connecting Donnie Yen to be the first representative from the region, DotAsia Organisation is helping coordinate a series of events, including organic food cooking master classes and organic farm carnivals as well as launching the Food Revolution Day Asia website (http://www.frd.asia) and Asian Facebook page (https://www.facebook.asia/frd.asia). The website provides information about Food Revolution Day, cooking techniques and recipes in Chinese (including 50 recipes designed by Jamie Oliver).
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