Meeting with Eugenio Sapora, CEO of La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!-L’Alveare Che Dice Si! Italy

Author: Daniela Ueda, FLF student. A network that connects directly farmers and consumers for the sale of seasonal and local produce. That’s the soul of “L’Alveare che dice Sì!”, which aims at promoting a fair and sustainable production and distribution model. Consumers order online from a range of fresh local produce that varies weekly. They collect their produce directly from the farmers and producers once … Continue reading Meeting with Eugenio Sapora, CEO of La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!-L’Alveare Che Dice Si! Italy

RtF Series: Can India’s Food Security Act Withstand Corporate Pressures?

Author: Reetika Khera, Associate Professor in Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Editor’s note: this is the fifth of a series of blogs entries on the right to food that we are glad to host on our webpage. Tomaso Ferrando (scientific coordinator of the FLF master) and Jose Luis Vivero Pol (faculty member) have been gathering the contributions and we all look forward … Continue reading RtF Series: Can India’s Food Security Act Withstand Corporate Pressures?

RtF Series: The meaning of the Right to Food to hungry people

Author: José María Medina Rey, Prosalus CEO, Spain Editor’s note: this is the fourth of a series of blogs entries on the right to food that we are glad to host on our webpage. Tomaso Ferrando (scientific coordinator of the FLF master) and Jose Luis Vivero Pol (faculty member) have been gathering the contributions and we all look forward to receiving more in the future. … Continue reading RtF Series: The meaning of the Right to Food to hungry people

Agrotoxic in Brazil: agroecological farmers market as a way of fighting agribusiness’ power over our health

Author: Luana de Melo Lucena, FLF M.Res. student In this post I want to consider a problem of the food system that is of utmost importance. It is the Agrotoxic in Brazil. Since 2008, Brazil is the largest consumer of pesticides in the world. The quantities thrown on the plantations are equivalent to about 5.2 liters of poison per inhabitant per year. Yet Brazil represents … Continue reading Agrotoxic in Brazil: agroecological farmers market as a way of fighting agribusiness’ power over our health

Hilal Elver, ecofeminist and current UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, joins the IUC faculty

Reinforcing connections with the UN family, Hilal Elver will join the IUC faculty members starting next year. The current United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will give an interesting module connecting Human Rights, the UN framework and the feminist approach to food. Right to adequate food is a cross-cutting discipline that involves environmental, economic as well as social challenges. Women face significant … Continue reading Hilal Elver, ecofeminist and current UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, joins the IUC faculty

H9:30 CET – Livestream – Food as a Commons

Food as Commons – Dialogue for a Commons Food Policy #FoodCommons #IUCommons #EUCommons #CommonsFoodPolicy FOLLOW THE LIVESTREAM HERE BELOW: if you face some audio problems, open the page with Youtube. We are doing our best to guarantee a good quality connection. Comment and ask questions via Twitter: @iuctorino Tag: #FoodCommons #IUCommons #EUCommons #CommonsFoodPolicy Click here for Programme and full list of participants More info: http://www.iuctorino.it/studies/m-res Food, … Continue reading H9:30 CET – Livestream – Food as a Commons

A Question of Value: Should We Pay to Use Global Genetic Diversity?

Author: Dr. Christine Frison (University of Antwerp) [Editors’ Note: This Blog first appeared on CTA Spore. We thank the author for sharing her thoughts on the IUC FLF Blog] Should we pay to use global genetic diversity? To this straightforward question there is no simple answer. However, I will oversimplify my thoughts and reply in a direct manner. To understand the question and how I … Continue reading A Question of Value: Should We Pay to Use Global Genetic Diversity?

Hard times for the right to food in international negotiations

Author: Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food [Editors’ Note: The Editors are particularly thankful to the author for the opportunity to publish her post on our website. We consider this post to be particularly relevant and timely given the recent report on the link between pesticides and human rights violations that the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the Special Rapporteur on … Continue reading Hard times for the right to food in international negotiations