|New Book on the Role of the Right to Food in Globalization|
[15 November 2011] BRUSSELS/NEW YORK – A new book, edited by Olivier De Schutter and Kaitlin Y. Cordes, addresses the role of the right to food in improving accountability at domestic level and in reshaping the international environment.
It includes chapters on the development of inclusive food chains and the control of power in the food systems ; on the debate on the impact of agrofuels production on pressures on natural resources ; and on the role of the right to food in international trade and in food aid.
This new publication highlights current problems within the global food system and seeks to explain how reforms at both the domestic level and the international level are crucial in order to address global hunger effectively.
It explains how approaches that are based on the right to food and focused on the accountability of domestic and transnational actors, as well as trade and aid regimes overall, are the best way forward for improving individual food security and ensuring that governments meet their obligations to protect, respect, and fulfil the right to food.