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dc.contributor.authorConner, Ellen
dc.description1 broadsideen_US
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. has a long history of food assistance; from the breadlines of the Great Depression to the creation of ‘Food Stamps;’ church basement soup kitchens to institutionalized non-profits, the approach to hunger has always been one of charity and welfare. However, the increasing number of foodinsecure households and the inability of current government and non-profit programs to eliminate nutrition gaps have led some hunger activists to call for a change in the way we as a society approach the problem. The UN and a number of human rights organizations believe it is crucial to recognize food as a basic human right before any further progress can be made. Jaacques Diouf, Director General of UNFAO, states that the human right to food, “Implies a change of perspective: the hungry cease to be a problem; they become both part of the solution and actors of their own development.”en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2013.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Hightower Symposium Presentations Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleFood Security in the U.S.: Is Food a Basic Human Right?en_US

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