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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.
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.