October 21, 2015
The right to health is closely interlinked with the right to food. In 2002, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food defined this latter right as follows: “the right to food is the right to have regular, permanent and unrestricted access, either directly or by means of financial purchases, to quantitatively and qualitatively adequate and sufficient food corresponding to the cultural traditions of the people to which the consumer belongs, and which ensure a physical and mental, individual and collective, fulfilling and dignified life free of fear.”
Each year, a consortium of organizations fighting for the right to food publishes the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, a volume of articles focusing on the most recent debates in this field. The last issue, on the impact of business operations on peoples’ livelihoods, is now available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.