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October 30th, 2015

Peoples’ nutrition is not a business

Published by Right to Food Watch,

This report (PDF) by Right to Food Watch poses the question: Is nutrition becoming a part of business rather than a human right? The publication presents different reviews from communities around the world and focuses on the socio-economic and cultural context in which human beings nutritional status is determined. It critically assesses the corporate influence on nutrition status and the right to food. The first thematic section of the report looks at the issue of nutrition from a human rights perspective, bringing the impact of business operations into sharp focus. The second section features several case-studies that show the relevant developments around the right to food and nutrition at local and national levels. The authors conclude that public policy must address food production and human nutrition simultaneously through human rights frameworks; that women’s human rights are especially important to ensure adequate food and nutrition and that the concept of nutrition foes beyond any medicalization and commoditization of human livelihoods.

Curated from rtfn-watch.org