Food Sovereignty, Food Security
What is Food Sovereignty?
“It is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems”
What is Food Security?
Food security emphasises access to adequate nutrition for all, which may be provided by food from one’s own country or from global imports. Although Food security is something we need to help promote, it has been taken a little sideways in the name of ‘efficiency’ and ‘enhanced productivity’; it has therefore served to promote what has been termed the “corporate food regime” which involves large-scale, industrialised corporate farming. There is more than enough food to irradiate world hunger. The problem lies in the unfair distribution of food and unhealthy need to make profit.
How does aquaponics help?
Aquaponics enables people all over the world to access a healthy, balanced diet, using minimal resources to maximise outputs. It is particularly revolutionary in Countries with limited water supplies, as water is continually recirculating. Vertical growing allows ten times the amount of food to be gown per square foot, which also lessens the degradation of soil.
Aquaponics doesn’t have to be expensive. It can be constructed using recycled food-grade materials for next to nothing. It puts food control back in the hands of families and communities.