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НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Продовольственные системы стали глобальными. Сегодня обычное североамериканское блюдо путешествует 2 400 километров (1 491 миль) с поля на тарелку. Цепь продовольственного снабжения трансформировалась, поэтому принимаются действия, чтобы сделать его доступным для всех, учитывая «право человека на продовольствие» как важный принцип радикальных перемен.  

В сентябре Индия приняла поворотный в истории страны закон о продовольственной безопасности, гарантирующий пять килограммов субсидируемой пшеницы, риса и других продуктов питания ежемесячно для двух третей населения, а также увеличение помощи для беременных женщин, школьников и пожилых людей. И хотя, несомненно, в системе есть огромное количество дыр, отношение к доступу к продовольствию как к законному праву является важным шагом в верном направлении.

Такой прогресс, выходящий намного дальше границ Индии, продолжает десятилетие всемирного активизма, который, как никогда раньше, бросил вызов логике существующих продовольственных систем. С тех пор как Всеобщая декларация прав человека была принята в 1948 году, такие политические права, как право на свободу слова, требовались широко, а правом человека на продовольствие существенно пренебрегали.

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