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Rekindling the Commons

The idea of the Commons reflects a time before private ownership became the touchstone of all social and cultural value. In western culture you might trace its origin back to ancient Athens, where citizenship was considered both a collective right and a personal responsibility. Later, the Romans echoed this notion in The Institutes of Justinian, […]

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Food sovereignty is the right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.” – Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007