European Journal of Law Reform

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The Right to Food

Keywords food crisis, right to food
Authors Ying Chen
Author's information

109352 Ying Chen
S.J.D. Candidate, LL.M., Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis.
  • Abstract

      With the development of society, new agricultural technologies have been widely introduced and effectively applied to agricultural cultivation. Agricultural productive capacity has greatly improved and the world’s food producers are capable of providing all the people on this planet with sufficient food to satisfy everyday dietary needs for a healthy life. Ironically, food insecurity continues to be a critical issue in the contemporary world. More than 923 million people suffer from chronic hunger, malnutrition or related diseases, and this number grows with continually rising food prices. This article responds to the current food insecurity by addressing a new issue: is there any legal basis for both the international community and national governments to protect vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition?

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