Local food


The Right to Food in Belize Part One

The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. – General Comment 12 (CESCR) The Constitution of Belize does not explicitly guarantee the right to adequate food. Belize has become a State party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2015 by way of ratification.[pullquote]A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child. – Jean Ziegler[/pullquote] INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – 1948 Article 25 […]


10 Ways to Start Eating Local Foods

By Molly Watson, About.com Guide Eating locally has many benefits. But how can you get started? Here are 10 ways to get started buying and eating locally. 1. Learn What’s In Season Knowing what’s in season in your region will help you know what to expect at farmers markets and help you know which items at other markets and stores might be from local or regional sources (and which ones most definitely are not!). Regional Seasonality Guides Produce Seasons 2. Shop at Farmers Markets Shopping at farmers markets that feature locally grown products is a fun, easy way to increase […]


How the Global Food Market Starves the Poor

How can 1 in 7 people be malnourished in the modern world? A beautifully illustrated video shows the causes. To understand the complexities of the international food market–and how traders in Chicago can cause Africans to starve–you could get a ph.D. in economics, or read a 400-page report from the World Bank. Or you watch this superb nine minute video, directed by Denis van Waerebeke. The video begins with a basic question: How is it that the first world has an oversupply of food, while 1 in 7 in the world go malnourished? Basically, farmers in developing countries have eschewed […]