The Wheel of Life - Food, Climate, Human Rights, and the EconomyArticles
Report: Wheel of Life – Food, Climate, Human Rights, and the Economy (2011) – The links between climate change and industrial agriculture create a nexus of crises—food insecurity, natural resource depletion and degradation, as well as human rights violations and inequities. This report unravels the interrelated causes of and effects on these issues. A central theme throughout the document is that policies and practices must begin with the ecological imperative in order to ensure authentic security and stability on all fronts including food, water, livelihoods and jobs, climate, energy, and economic. The author, Debbie Barker is the international program director for the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a legal and public policy institute in Washington, D.C. She was formerly the director of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG). The Center for Food Safety works to protect human health and the environment by stopping the use of harmful food production technologies.