Universal Food Coverage

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= policy proposal to establish a food commons, akin to the Universal Health Coverage

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Jose Luis Vivero Pol:

"Purchasing power cannot be the barrier that deters poor people to get access to such an essential resource for human bodies. A Universal Food Coverage should be established as part of the social welfare state."


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URL =http://thebrokeronline.eu/Articles/The-food-commons-transition http://thebrokeronline.eu/Articles/The-food-commons-transition

"Treating food as a purely private good is denying millions of people access to this basic resource. Food should therefore be seen as a commons or public good. It could then be produced and distributed more effectively by a governance system combining market rules, public regulations and collective actions. Banning food speculation, building a binding food treaty outside WTO and a Universal Food Coverage are amongst the concrete actions that could be triggered by this alternative narrative."