Posts Tagged ‘food is a right’

World Food Day: United Against Hunger

October 19, 2010

This Saturday was the 30th anniversary of World Food Day organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization, a body of the United Nations.  The theme this year is United Against Hunger.

Many governments, including Canada’s, have signed onto a variety of UN declarations and charters that stress the necessity of access to good food as a human right.  These include the Universal Declaration of  Human Rights and the Rome Declaration.

On a local level, as I blogged last week, food and hunger is in the news a lot lately.  But also shining through is the massive undertaking that community groups, individuals and businesses are a part of to help alleviate the problem of food insecurity. (more…)