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Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food

Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food

"This is a free, online textbook offered by the Global Text Project at University of Georgia. "George Kent’s new book outlines the advances being made in our understanding of the right to adequate food. He explains and defines the right and appeals for an urgent recognition that the right to food is a human right. He shows how hunger and poverty are not simple, technical problems that can be addressed by raising agricultural production. Hunger and poverty are instead deeply political problems, rooted in the fact that many people do not have access to food because they do not have adequate control over local resources or decent opportunities to engage in meaningful, productive work. Kent argues that we must adopt a human rights approach to empower the world’s poorest and to ensure the... Show More


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