Some of the articles and reports about the global food issues that caught our eye this week:
Tunis 2013: If we rely on corporate seed, we lose food sovereignty In this piece, La Via Campesina discusses the critical role seed saving has on the future of food sovereignty.
Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 1 – “Sons and Daughters of the Earth”: Indigenous communities and land grabs in Guatemala The first report in a new series on Land & Sovereignty in the Americas, this brief exposes the “violent dispossession and incorporation [of] an exploitative labor regime [in which] indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are struggling to access land and defend their resources.” Written by Alberto Alonso-Fradejas for Food First and the Transnational Institute.
The Feminization of Farming Writing in a New York Times op-ed, Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, discusses the persistent discrimination against female small-scale farmers imposed by gender norms and women’s social status. What is on your reading list this week?