Hunger explained?

Hunger explained?

 

Special topic of this week: The Food Systems Summit

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Last update:    September 2021

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The ambition of this site, created in June 2013, is to try and inform on the food issue and to debunk myths on hunger (More on myths on hunger...) so that the honest citizens of the XXIst century that we are, are able to better understand the world around us and act in order to change it and make a reality of the utopia of a sustainable world without hunger. [read more]


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“Octuor”

Materne Maetz’ novel

(in French)

 
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In France, the debate on the future of food and agriculture just scratches the surface 


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Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets


A Special Issue of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food explores how social sciences can contribute to the complex endeavour of changing consumption habits as part and parcel of transforming the food system. [read]

 
 

Opinion: Personal reflections on food summitry by Andrew MacMillan 


The UN Food Systems Summit: a serious attempt to improve global food management or a squabble for power over how we grow food and eat it?


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Opinions: Who will decide what we will be eating in the future?

by George-André Simon 


UN Pre-Summit on Food Systems (Rome, 26-28 July 2021) -  Will the private sector continue to be a substitute for governments (and us) for deciding what is in our plate?


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Facts and figures on world food insecurity and malnutrition - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (New)


The COVID-19 pandemic is a revealer of what is wrong in the way the world has been organising its food systems. [read]

 
 

Opinions: Food Systems Summit’s Scientistic Threat (New)

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram 


The “systemic and science-based” solutions touted by the Summit’s prime movers will advance transnational corporations’ influence and undermine UN-led multilateralism, its institutions and global governance.  [read]

On Thursday, September 23, the Food Systems Summit will be held in New York. The four articles below will help understand what is really at stake at this event misleadingly presented by its prime movers as ‘the People’s Summit’.