In talking about the national security of any country in the world, one has to look at food too. In case you didn’t know it, food can cause a serious breakdown of law and order. People would be restless, moody, and irrational if they weren’t sure of eating for any length of time, especially if their access to healthy, nutritious, and culturally relevant food is not guaranteed. In this regard, one has to look at issues such as food security, food justice, and food sovereignty. All the three are different but can’t survive alone without each other, as you will see below.
What Is Food Justice?
Food justice is part of, at least in the United States, what has become known as the food movement. It incorporates people from different backgrounds who want to see justice prevail in the production, access, and distribution of food to all people. What all these individuals (such as progressive farmer advocates, farmers, and activists) all fight for is equity in food production. They also seek to influence the sort of structural changes that eventually lead to more sustainable improvements in food production, accessibility, and consumption too.
Under food justice, all stakeholders agree that the … Read the rest