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

Paper Review: Brilmayer and Moon’s chapter on “Regulating Land Grabs: Third Party States, Social Activism and International Law”

Land grabbing and other actors: an inherent feature of transnational production Author: Giulia Caddeo This blog engages with Brilmayer and Moon’s chapter on “Regulating Land Grabs: Third Party States, Social Activism and International Law” in order to discuss a striking and remarkable fact of the world of today: the transnational grabbing of land for agricultural purposes. The authors deal with this issue in a manner … Continue reading Paper Review: Brilmayer and Moon’s chapter on “Regulating Land Grabs: Third Party States, Social Activism and International Law”

RtF Series: Towards the right to food in Belgium

Author: Manuel Eggen, FIAN Belgium Editor’s note: this is the second of a series of blogs 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. Despite Belgium having ratified … Continue reading RtF Series: Towards the right to food in Belgium

The Right to Food and Nutrition: a transdisciplinary dialogue in law making and public policies

Authors: Jose Luis Vivero-Pol[1] and Tomaso Ferrando[2]   Editor’s note: this entry is the first of a series of blogs 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 The Right to Food and Nutrition: a transdisciplinary dialogue in law making and public policies