Food Sovereignty and Land Grabbing. Part I
So far we have seen how in international organization political panel and documents the concept of Right to Food is often present. These last twenty years have seen another concept: Food Sovereignty, certainly including that of Food Safety, but focuses attention on every people's right to own his land and to cultivate and distribute local produce. Food Sovereignty has recently found full citizenship in Ecuador's and Bolivia's Constitutions. Not casually these are two South American countries, where land possession have generated important political and social changes, with the hard and complex overcoming of grave injustice.
We can state that these problems are influenced by a wide range of intertwined social, economic and cultural factors. The primary role is taken on by supranational organizations (UNO, EU, World Bank, IMF, WTO), that have to deeply change the modalities of international cooperation with all of its gaps and ineffectiveness. International rules are necessary for safeguarding food sovereignty in developing countries, prey of land grabbing on the part of emerging countries. The action of civil society and non-governmental organizations shouldn't be neglected, since the may represent a substantial voice in decision making. Also the action of each single person has its importance, as token of a different lifestyle, more sober and sustainable, careful and perceptive towards the problems afflicting humanity.