Food Sovereignity: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food
"Gender is key to food insecurity and malnourishment"
PLoS Medicine "The inequalities in power that characterize the food system can be found in households, corporations, regional and state governments, private philanthropic foundations, and international organizations. The strengths of a food sovereignty approach lie in the heuristic approach to power relations that it invites, particularly with respect to gender. For La Via Campesina, and many others, identifying inequities in power within the global food system is more than an academic exercise—it is a means not only to interpret the system, but also to change it," writes Rajeev C. Patel on PLoS Medicine.