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February 18th, 2019 / African Daily Voice

Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva has said the world must adopt a new approach that incorporate re-positioning food systems from feeding people to nourishing people.

He was speaking at University of California Law School (UCLA Law School) recently during his lecture titled ‘A Global Perspective on Regulating and Promoting Nutrition’.

“We need to re-position our food systems from feeding people to nourishing people,” da Silva said during lecture.

“According to our latest numbers, obesity and overweight are growing faster than hunger. It is an epidemic. The right to healthy food should be a key dimension for zero hunger and for the right to food itself.”

Da Silva also mentioned that ensuring the right to adequate food is more than just having enough food on the table.

“It means empowering people to feed themselves and their family in dignity. It is about ensuring all children everywhere have access to the healthy diets they need to reach their full potential.” Read more