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The Feeding Humanity Sustainably Movement

Since the dawn of time, modes of producing and eating food have arisen in all societies in accordance with their environment and culture.


The world’s nations have also invariably understood the value of trading the best they have to offer with other nations, including their agricultural products and food customs.


But in the last few decades, the international legal framework has seen a growing imbalance between the provisions governing free international trade and those created to protect biodiversity, safeguard the environment, and sustain agricultural resources and cultural diversity.


The challenge before us is to restore balance to this international legal framework in order to increase food autonomy and food security in all countries, as well as to relieve pressure on natural resources such as soil and water, all while maintaining the benefits of globalization and commerce.

This is why our Coalition, in collaboration with the Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security of Université Laval, is proposing the adoption of an International Convention for Sustainable Food aimed to establish an international legal framework dedicated to food security – balancing trade and non-trade considerations related to it. This proposal, drafted by the research Chair and promoted by the Coalition, will become an essential incentive for international negotiations on food security.

The Coalition

Created in 2008, the Feeding Humanity Sustainably Coalition defends the idea that food and agri-food products cannot be treated like other industrial goods, and that the countries of the world must be able to determine their level of food autonomy without the risk of reprisal. We use representation, strategic monitoring of studies and other information, and media communications to accomplish our mission and future strategic targets. We use representation, strategic monitoring of studies and other information, and media communications to accomplish our mission and future strategic targets.

At the heart of our actions

In recent years, the Coalition has made advancing this idea our primary mission, specifically through the creation of an international legal instrument, which was proposed by the Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security at Laval University. Currently, our advocacy takes the form of the Feeding Humanity Sustainably movement, a large-scale effort which requires support from as many organizations and personalities as possible to advance our aims nationally and internationally.

Coalition Board of Directors

Marcel Groleau

Marcel Groleau

Président de la Coalition
Gérald Larose

Gérald Larose

Groupe d’économie solidaire du Québec and Caisse d’économie solidaire and Vice-President of the Coalition
Sylvain Lapierre

Sylvain Lapierre

Second Vice-President of the Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Québec
Simone Fournier

Simone Fournier

Secrétaire au Conseil national de Développement et Paix ‒ Caritas Canada
Hugo Beauregard-Langelier

Hugo Beauregard-Langelier

Secretary-General of UPA Développement international
Pierre Alexandre Blouin

Pierre Alexandre Blouin

CEO of the Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec
Alexandre Boileau Laviolette

Alexandre Boileau Laviolette

President of the Trade Federation of the Confederation of National Trade Unions
Jean-Pierre Denis

Jean-Pierre Denis

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Monique-Fitz-Back for sustainable development education
Anne Dionne

Anne Dionne

Second Vice-President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec
Isabelle Roy

Isabelle Roy

Executive Director of Aliments du Québec

Team

Richard Simard

Richard Simard

Coordonnateur
Magali Delomier

Magali Delomier

Collaboratrice
Geneviève Parent

Geneviève Parent

Collaboratrice

Members

The Coalition brings together some 60 member organizations with a combined membership of no less than 7,958,000.

International partners

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