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Are Capitalist Russians aware of UN's definition that Food is a human right?

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#1 Mustafa


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:05 PM

Food is not a business like others. Food is not a commodity. It is far more important. It is not a consumer good. It is precious. It is a human right, so defined by the United Nations.

Food is part of who each of us are. Our food tells a point of view on the world, a meaning in life. But we have lost this meaning.

We know the global industrial food system did miracles to broaden food access and reduce hunger. But it is reaching its limits. We are the first generation that consciously lives with them: obesity and malnutrition. Waste of food and water. Soil depletion. Climate change. Forced labor. Lack of women’s empowerment. The solitude of farmers. The crowds of migrants. They are all interconnected issues, and related to the fact that the food system has disconnected people from their food. Many kids, and even adults, don't even know the link between meat and animals, between fruits and trees. And we start realizing this is a problem.

Traveling the world, I met with a growing number of people who now really want to know what their food is made of, how it is grown, how it is prepared. And importantly: who is behind the food brands.


The above is an excerpt from Emmanuel Faber's article which can be seen at the link



I think this article has a very high correlations with basic rules of Islam. Quran 107/3 reviles the ones who do not feel urge to provide food to lazy ones, while many verses orders muslims to feed the ones who need. Even Muhammad (pbuh) gave a clear definition of muslim with food in a very famous hadith that 'Who sleeps down full while neighbors are hungry is not a member of ours-muslim community' . Even there are many occasions in history that muslims supplied food to poor inhabitants, travellers at road houses(caravanserai), etc without any fee..

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