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 Post subject: Defining Food Security and Food Sovereignty
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:07 am 
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This is a great show that helps you digest the intricacies of how our world gets food to our table. This particular episode is about the link between food security and poverty. There is an interview with a Mixteca Elder, Zapotec Migrant Indigenous Leader, a woman from India, Africa and the South Central Farmers in LA- about farm life that is going going gone.

There are free shows to listen to, and they are quite informative and interesting. A unique low cost independant radio show that really puts the human touch back into food. How did what you're eating get on to your plate- what's in it and who profits from it. Poverty and health are discussed as connected, as there is plenty of food for everyone. It's just not economical to ship it free when you can sell it for less than it can be grown for, in any country, thus making them dependant on your food. Of course it is cheap because the government subsidises it as part of their(Foreign) policy.

Food Security is often perceived as the ability of a community to respond to poverty by feeding the hungry. But Food Security is far more than just the number of food banks operating within a community. This perception has additionally fostered the belief that the remainder of the population is "food-secure".

This broadcast will look to define Food Security and Food Sovereignty. To do so, the causes of hunger will be discussed and how nations and communities respond; we will look at examples of citizen movements taking action to defend their right to food; and ultimately, we will attempt to connect the struggles and efforts of others to our North American relationship to food. Are those of us who readily have access to food really food-secure? Are the food struggles and solidarity of others a glimpse into where our own food system has gone wrong? Can we look to these struggles as an illustration of how we as North Americans have lost our connection to food?

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