Join us for an online panel discussion with key organizations confronting the various challenges surrounding food, hunger, farming, and distribution in the capitalist center of the world. This event is co-hosted with International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle.
A variety of US-based people’s organizations will discuss food sovereignty in their contexts, from food distributions during the pandemic to the struggles of agricultural workers.
We amplify the words from the most recent Red Alert: A World Without Hunger from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research:
“The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)’s 2021 report, The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World, notes that ‘nearly one in three people in the world (2.37 billion) did not have access to adequate food in 2020 – an increase of almost 320 million people in just one year’. The UN’s World Food Programme projects that the number of those who are hungry could nearly double before the COVID-19 pandemic is contained ‘unless swift action is taken’.
Scientists inform us that there is no shortage of food for the population: in fact, the overall supply of calories per capita has increased across the world. People are hungry not because there are too many of us, but because peasant subsistence producers all over the world are being forced off their land by agribusiness and pushed into city slums, where access to food is dependent on monetary income. As a result, billions of people do not have the means to buy food.”
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