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Canada: national food strategy can eradicate hunger amidst plenty – UN rights expert

16 May 2012

OTTAWA/GENEVA – “Canada has long been seen as a land of plenty. Yet today one in ten families with a child under six is unable to meet their daily food needs. These rates of food insecurity are unacceptable, and it is time for Canada to adopt a national right to food strategy,” said Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, on the last day of his official visit to the country.*

"What I've seen in Canada is a system that presents barriers for the poor to access nutritious diets and that tolerates increased inequalities between rich and poor, and Aboriginal non-Aboriginal peoples. Canada is much admired for its achievements in the area of human rights, which it has championed for many years. But hunger and access to adequate diets, too, are human rights issues -- and here much remains to be done.”...


Source: Canada: national food strategy can eradicate hunger amidst plenty – UN rights expert
Author: Olivier De Schutter | United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Link: 'Food-insecure' Canada rebukes UN official
Link: Olivier De Schutter, UN Food Envoy, Provokes Ottawa With Findings On Hunger And Poor Diet In Canada
Link: U.N. criticizes Canada for letting people go hungry

Date: 2012-05-21

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