Successful Food Sovereignty event
East London call for food sovereignty at a 6 Billion Ways film night on 'Reclaiming Our Food System'.
More than 300 people came along to the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London, to find out how to get involved in food activism and buck a system that favours unsustainable, intensive farming.
Food Sovereignty is about fixing the social and environmental injustice of the global food system.
Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems
People put questions to Friends of the Earth's food campaigner Kirtana Chandrasekaran and World Development Movement's Dan Iles.
Several films on the global food system were shown. These included:
- A Real News Report from Honduras
Communities who've been victims of land grabbing in favour of large agribusiness.
- Not a Very Green Revolution
The poor environmental and social outcomes of India's agricultural policies.
- I Eat Therefore I am
The need for food sovereignty to solve the current crises of the world system.
Dan also brought promising stories from his time at the European Food Sovereignty Forum this summer.
6 Billion Ways is a coalition between War on Want, the World Development Movement, Friends of the Earth and the Jubilee Debt Campaign. Events are hosted every few months on issues of global justice - some of the films shown are available on their website.
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