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Food-Health nexus: priority to public interest, independent research and reshaped power balance are indispensable ingredients for reengineering our food systems and make them healthier


Dominated by private interests, our food systems affect negatively our health, generating severe human and economic costs. [read]


$1.2 trillion annually, is the estimated cost of obesity by 2025, unless proper action is taken


Wednesday 11 October was the third World Obesity Day [read]

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I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. (Antonio Gramsci)

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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 world without hunger. [read more]


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Large manoeuvres in the global food system: concentration and financialisation consolidate its industrial nature (New)


Increased risks of monopolistic behaviour, dissipation of accountability, obstacles to innovation constitute threats on the sustainaility of our food. [read]



How tax evasion reinforces financial power, weakens public institutions and policies and perpetuates dependence (New)


The vacuum created in public finance by tax evasion allows the private sector, especially private finance, to increase its influence on governments’ activities. [read]

Opinions : Fair Prices to achieve a Living Income by Ruud Bronkhorst (New)