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World Food Day: A Vivid Perspective!

Ganesh.Dutta's picture

Today is World Food Day and when I see around myself than I find how food matters differently for every individuals. I find starvation, malnutrition, hunger, on the one hand  and the other obesity, bulimia prevalent our society. I strongly feel that World Food Day is the right time to share my feelings. Their must be a balance thinking towards food. It is important that we should understand that food is essential for live rather we live for food. Perhaps this kind of approach can bring equity in the society.

 

Where is the Right to Food!


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. The World Food Day theme for 2007 is "The Right to Food".

Dhaba has own taste.....

 

Mouthwatering Presetation style! 

 


One of the different aspects of food is that it keep individuals close to each other, gives immense satisfaction and brings smile on the face. We can observe that how www.ifood.tv  has brought an entertaining and fun element with food.

 

Eat Healthy: Be Happy !

 Wish you a very happy World Food Day! 

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"Right to Food" theme of the 2007 World Food Day The right to food is the inherent human right of every woman, man, girl and boy, wherever they live on this planet. The right to food is a universal right. It means that every person – woman, man and child – must have access at all times to food, or to means for the procurement of food, that is sufficient in quality, quantity and variety to meet their needs, is free from harmful substances and is acceptable to their culture. Only when individuals do not have the capacity to meet their food needs by their own means for reasons beyond their control, such as age, handicap, economic downturn, famine, disaster, or discrimination, will they be entitled to receive food directly from the state, according to General Comment 12. This definition is based on the assumption that hunger and malnutrition are caused not just by a lack of available food, but also by poverty, income disparities, and lack of access to health care, education, clean water, and sanitary living conditions. The principle that all human rights are interrelated and interdependent is also acknowledged. This means that the right to food cannot be implemented in isolation from other human rights, i.e. right to education, right to work, right to health, freedom of assembly and association. The right to food is increasingly being integrated into national constitutions and legislation, and there are several cases in the courts around the world where this right, or some aspects of it, have been upheld and enforced. However, despite progress in some areas, 59 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the right to food remains to be realized for 854 million human beings. The right to food and food security A right to food approach complements food security considerations of availability, access, stability and utilization with concerns for human dignity and cultural acceptability, and for empowerment by means of participation, non- discrimination, transparency and accountability. This enables individuals, particularly the hungry and marginalized, to actively look for means of realization of their right to food and to hold government accountable for food security commitments it has taken. They become subjects of legal rights instead of being objects of assistance. The right to food: make it happen States have the primary duty for the realization of the right to food. They must take steps, to the maximum of their available resources, to realize progressively the full enjoyment of the right of every person to adequate food, without discrimination of any kind. The three-fold set of obligations applies: states must respect existing access to food of their population and abstain from taking measures that prevent such access. They must protect the right to food from infringements by third parties through measures ensuring that enterprises or individuals do not deprive others of the access to adequate food. States must also fulfill the right to food through facilitating individuals’ ability to access food by their own means and through providing for those who cannot feed themselves. Source: http://www.fao.org/wfd2007/wfd_resources/information_note.html