Aspirational Activism is urgently needed: the Zero Hunger possible utopia from Guatemala to the world

I am convinced the public nutrition workers and anti-hunger professionals need to adopt an activist attitude against hunger, either as academics, journalists, policy makers or entrepreneurs, because we cannot remain neutral or detached… Continue reading


Guest Post by Claudio Schuftan, People’s Health Movement (Ho Chi Minh City) Claudio is third from top right ( WHEN PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER, THEY ARE NOT ONLY SUBJECTED TO A FOOD DEFICIT… Continue reading

From corporate nutrition to public nourish

In order to appease the unsustainable eating habits of millions of the so-called sovereign consumers (easily manipulated by the Big Agri-food industry and public relations specialists), humans are eating this planet far beyond… Continue reading

The radical idea of food as a commons: a worthy nutritional utopia

Life is priceless but life-sustaining resources are not. They used to be all along history but not anymore in our price-tag society that wants to privatize every single tangible and intangible resource for… Continue reading

ACTION REQUIRED: Questionnaire on Food Valuation and contemporary food initiatives for my PhD

The current food system is in transition largely due to paramount external forces (natural and man-made) and internal ones (eating habits). The way we perceive and value food will determine the path we… Continue reading

World hunger figures: nothing to celebrate for Post-2015

During 2014, millions of people will say or write that we are 842 million hungry people in this planet, thanks to the FAO world hunger figures, still the main reference worldwide. The FAO… Continue reading

Food as a public good: the last frontier in the civic claim of the commons

SUMMARY: The socially-constructed nature of food as a purely private good shall be re-conceived as a common good, a necessary narrative for the transition from the dominating agro-industrial food system towards a more… Continue reading

The Zero Hunger Goal in the High Level Panel’s post-2015 Report: a missed opportunity

The UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 Development Agenda has just released the final report with recommendations to the UN member states and the Secretary General, having a clear aim to become… Continue reading

What is the value-added of the new Food Assistance Convention 2012?

We live in an age of vagueness and loose commitments regarding development and international legal enforcements, and the Food Assistance Convention (FAC) can perfectly illustrates that situation. The negotiations to review the FAC… Continue reading

A binding Food Treaty for the post-MDG consensus

During 2009, I developed with a colleague (Andrew Macmillan) the idea of a Food Treaty to fight hunger and obesity by the rule of law and we distributed the proposal to a wide… Continue reading