World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action November 2012





Global Report- Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 Launched:

On 1 October 2012 WABA announced the launch of the global report Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012, entitled "Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition?– Strategies to Regain Control.”

The publication gives a multitude of examples of the severe violations of the right to food and nutrition that the current food system is provoking: from forced evictions and land grabbing by companies or corrupted members of governments, as illustrated by the articles on Mexico and on the Arab Spring, to inappropriate food supply programs or speculative investments in agro fuels, described in the articles on Bangladesh, Paraguay and the Philippines.

Civil society representatives launching the fifth annual report on the right to food and nutrition state that it is impossible to combat the causes of hunger while keeping existing power relations untouched. The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 focuses on exposing who is really in control of decision and policy-making when it comes to food and nutrition. In reaction, social movements and other expressions of civil society have engaged in strategies to regain people's control over food and nutrition.