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A recipe for a #sustainablefoodsystem - and #FoodForAll #Healthreimagined

"Community gardens need to be supported by local govt. Parklands need to be redesigned to provide food growing areas. Water needs to be returned to Australian farmers growing food...
"...Restrictions need to be in place to prevent our best soil being built on. All Secondary school students should be involved in growing food during yrs 7 to 10 so they understand where food comes from & how to prepare it....
"...Support the expansion of the Stephanie Alexander KGF (or similar) into secondary schools. Create a permaculture course in all Tafe colleges employing our existing accredited teachers....
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The 2nd Special Rapporteur on the #RighttoFood, Olivier de Schutter, delivered his final report to the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly on 24 Jan 2014. It was titled "The transformative potential of the right to food"
De Schutter's 6-year mandate (2008-2014) coincided with the Global Food Crisis of 2007 - that preceded the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He visited 13 countries, prepared 10 reports on thematic issues and 2 special reports on the Global Food Crisis -
He said:"The #righttofood is the right of every individual, alone or in community w others, to have physical & economic access at all times to sufficient, adequate & culturally acceptable food that is produced & consumed sustainably, preserving access 2 food 4 future generations"
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"Ppl who use food assistance...say they experience stigma, shame and hopelessness...seeking food traumatic, stressful and detrimental to one's health & wellbeing' - @ChristinaPolla8 @DrSueBooth "Food Insecurity & Hunger in Rich Countries' -…
'The Australian government is failing to fulfil its legal and moral obligation to guarantee the #humanright to #adequatefood for at least 1.2 mn people'. In a country that boasts about being #foodsecure & 'feeding 60 mn people', this is an indictment
The human right to adequate food is universal - everyone has it, regardless of who they are or how much money they have - and it is inalienable - it can't be forfeited or surrendered. Poverty is no reason for a person or group not to have access to adequate food at all times
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We work with and support a Reference Group of people with lived experience of poverty. They’ve compiled their initial experiences, reflections and recommendations on COVID-19 in a briefing to @SP_EHRiC. Here are the key points 👇 [1/8]

Read in full at… Montage of photos: A plate of food, a hospital sign, a child being given medicine, a job centre sign, a food back and a flat block.
The group have seen a disproportionate impact on people’s #RightToFood in rural communities. Carers also face particular challenges. And people with special diets due to health conditions or cultural requirements need to be considered when it comes to emergency provisions. [2/8] Drawing of pen writing on paper with UN Logo, text alongside it reads
The group is concerned that some people are not eligible for some support because “high risk” is defined too narrowly. They recommend government instead uses the social model of disability to guide its approach. [3/8] Quote slide reads - Carers and people with long term conditions, who were neither eligible for support through shielding nor eligible through other schemes, could not access online delivery of food or indicate that they were in need of help. Attribution: Adequate Standard of Living Reference Group
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