Global Obligations for the Right to Food

Edited by George Kent

Publication date:

17 January 2008

Length of book:

240 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780742560628

A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the global responsibility to provide adequate food to the world's population.

While governments have a primary responsibility for assuring the right to food for people under national jurisdictions, we as a global community are all responsible. Global Obligations for the Right to Food explores the various actions that should be taken by governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to ensure that citizens of the world have access to adequate food.
Global Obligations for the Right to Food offers an in-depth look at the urgent need for global responsibility. In this timely work, George Kent and a collection of experts address issues of corporate accountability, infant rights to food, and public access to seeds. As persistent inequalities lead to increasing levels of under nutrition on the one hand, and a growing pandemic of obesity on the other hand Global Obligations for the Right to Food brings much needed attention to this very complex issue.