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“A hungry man is not a free man.” -Adlai Stevenson

 Food sovereignty is the right of peoples 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

 

Eye on Water

As a result of climate instability and population growth the world’s water-deprived regions now face the social upheaval, conflict and suffering that comes with water shortage. The future looks dire. Of the three billion people projected to be added to the planet over the next half century, most will be born in countries already dealing […]

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Idea of the Commons

The idea of the Commons reflects a time before private ownership became the touchstone of human affairs. As a social doctrine it can be traced Western Europe back to Athenian Democracy where citizens were endowed with both common rights and obligations. The idea was then articulated in Roman law via The Institutes of Justinian where the […]

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