Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty

Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community
Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, Hannah Wittman

New Agriculturist
May 31, 2011
'Food sovereignty' is defined as the right of nations and people to control their own food production systems, including their own food markets, production methods, food cultures and environments. This collection of 13 chapters on different aspects of the economics and politics of food production, written by 19 authors including the three editors, provides a detailed critique of why, after years of development assistance and trade conferences, there is a global food deficit verging on crisis.

- New Agriculturist, New Agriculturist

Food Ethics Magazine
May 2, 2011
A much-needed book that brings together leading thinkers in an alternative vision for food sovereignty, including Raj Patel, Eric Holt-Giménez and Annie Shattuck. The essays paint a picture of how food sovereignty should be the means to achieving a system that provides for the food needs of people around the globe. Its practical case studies and theoretical essays show how agricultural practices that respect environmental sustainability and local farming practices can deliver food that is safe, abundant and respectful of the earth.
- Food Ethics Magazine, Food Ethics Magazine

The Guardian
Jan 18, 2011
Anyone in Britain alarmed by rising inflation should look to an Indian villager for understanding about the latest worry in the global economy. Last year a village schoolteacher wrote a cracking song – featured in this year's Indian Oscar entry for best foreign film, Peepli Live – that distils the world's macroeconomic worries: "Friend, my husband earns good money but inflation, that witch, eats it all away. / Every month petrol leaps, diesel is on a roll, sugar forever soars, rice flies out of reach too. Inflation, that witch, eats it all away."

- Raj Patel, The Guardian, The Guardian