Not Our Menu: False solutions to hunger and malnutrition Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2021
This year’s edition of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch – Not Our Menu: False Solutions to Hunger and Malnutrition – attempts to connect the dots surrounding the food that we eat.
The Watch’s popular supplement, Plates of Injustices, makes these connections concrete. For instance, it links our consumption of cereal products to mass-produced and pesticide-laden monocrops such as corn and wheat that zap the soil’s nutrients, pollute the air we breathe, and poison water bodies from where we source our food.
The Watch also tries to deepen our understanding of why producing more food under the for-profit industrial system isn’t a solution to hunger and malnutrition but is in fact the one causing and worsening these problems.
The publication likewise stresses why we need to disconnect from the industrial food system and reconnect with other food systems that provide real hunger solutions, enabling us to feed ourselves with sufficient, nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate food.