New UN Report: Right to Food

Posted by on May 15, 2004

[posted from Center for a Livable Future newsletter]


This new United Nations report looks at the right to food, one of the most essential and basic human rights. We now know that malnourishment handicaps people for life. Brain cells do not develop, bodies are stunted, blindness and diseases become rife, limiting potential and condemning the hungry to a marginal existence. A vicious circle reproduces itself from generation to generation, as every year tens of millions of undernourished mothers give birth to babies stunted and malformed from undernutrition. The report ends with a series of conclusions and recommendations for the realization of the right to food. For the full document visit

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