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Repairing a Broken Food System in the Wake of the Pandemic: Could a Right to Food Framework Be the Way Forward?

By Romy Felsen-Parsons   The rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has caused the number of people living in conditions of food insecurity to skyrocket, with experts predicting that the number of people suffering through severe food shortages will swell from 135 million to a staggering 265 million globally. However, […]

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Internationalism is Key in Amplifying Social Movements and Reshaping the Global Food System

Over the last half century, small farmers and fisher people across the world have increasingly been dispossessed of their land and denied resources while multinational food corporations have grown to be ever more powerful. In response, landed workers and fisher people began to organize. Yet in order to take on […]

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The ROOT Report: COVID-19: Farmworkers Protect Farmworkers

          WhyHunger has been in touch with our partners across the country and the globe to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their communities and what they’re doing to help. What we’ve heard has been both heartbreaking and inspiring—further demonstrating the critical role of grassroots […]

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