Food Security Governance: Empowering communities, regulating corporations – Resources

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The University Food Policy Collaborative of New York City Presents: Food Security Governance: Empowering communities, regulating corporations – Resources

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A panel discussion in celebration of Nora McKeon’s new book Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions.
Nora McKeon’s just-released book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and explores what we can do to change it. In her talk she will contrast how actors link up in corporate global food chains and in the local food systems that are considered to be “alternative” but in fact feed most of the world’s population. She will describe how communities around the world are protecting their access to resources and building better ways of food provision and discuss how the Committee on World Food Security – a uniquely inclusive global policy forum since its reform in 2009 – could be supportive of these efforts. The talk will conclude with a call to blow the whistle on predatory capitalism by building effective public policy instruments for accountable governance and extending their authority to the realm of regulating markets and corporations.


Saulo Araujo, Director of the Global Movements Program, WhyHunger

Thomas Forster, New School Food Studies, Post 2015 Food and Agriculture Cluster

Moderator: Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY School of Public Health & Hunter College, and Faculty Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5pm-6:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room, 9th Floor 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street New York, NY 10016

Full-length video

For more information and to order Food Security Governance: Empowering communities, regulating corporations, please visit:

*To activate your 20% discount, visit the book’s page and simply enter the code LRK69 at check-out. This applies only to books purchased on the website and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Additional resources:

Freudenberg N. Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting the Public Health. Oxford University Press, 2014.

IPC – International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty, delegates representing diverse organizations and international movements of small-scale food producers and consumers.

International Food Security and Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism. The CSM is the largest international mechanism of civil society organisations (CSOs) seeking to influence agriculture, food security and nutrition policies and actions – nationally, regionally and globally.

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

URBACT helps cities to develop pragmatic solutions that are new and sustainable and that integrate economic, social and environmental urban topics.

Urban Food Policy Pact: Mayors from all over the world working on the development of sustainable, healthy and equitable food systems

Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN development agenda


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