Overhaul Global Food System To Adequately Address Nutrition, Hunger, U.N. Official Says
The Guardian: Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says U.N. expert
“The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a U.N. expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries — which are often dependent on agriculture — to import food. In his final report, Olivier De Schutter, the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, offers a detailed critique of an industrial system of agriculture that has boosted food production over the past 50 years, yet still leaves 842 million — 12 percent of the world’s population — hungry…” (Tran, 3/10).
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