The keynote presents the main elements of the human rights based approach to food focusing on the concept of adequate nutrition. It outlines our inalienable and indivisible rights, connecting civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. The three pillars of sustainability offer opportunities to rebalance the pursuit of economic opportunity with social justice and ecological integrity. The food system provides the basis for a menu for change. While the right to adequate nutrition and to a healthy environment represent the first immediate action area of the Right to Development, mandating meaningful participation and benefit, reforms of the food system also offers a menu of change for human rights, enabling human rights to recover and integrate the principles of interdependence and indivisibility of rights.
Rebuilding the food system
ecological integrity as precondition for human (individual + social) health