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Food and Water Security

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Food Security

Food is a human right.

“Food security [is] a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. (FAO, The State of Food Insecurity, 2001)

Food sovereignty is defined as the right of peoples and sovereign states to democratically determine their own agricultural and food policies.” [1]

Water Security

Water is a human right. 

The supply of clean drinking water should be provided only by governments with a doctrine of making it available as a not for profit endeavour.

o   Any water sales by private companies should be strictly regulated to follow the same not for profit principles.

  • Profiting from supplying clean water should be a criminal offence with harsh punishments.
  • Water bottled in plastic containers should be banned outright

Australia needs an education campaign to prevent the vast amounts of money wasted on bottled water when Australia’s water supply is actually one of the cleanest and best in the world.

The People Always Come First

The definitions above are important to establish these principles as being superior to the profit motive that drives corporations.  In the event of a conflict between these principles and corporate interests, these principles must be upheld in all cases.

Corporations acting to deny or subvert these principles must be punished severely for each transgression, in a progressively accelerating way such that multiple transgressions will destroy the company.

 

[1]http://www.unep.org/dewa/agassessment/reports/IAASTD/EN/Agriculture%20at%20a%20Crossroads_Synthesis%20Report%20(English).pdf


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