The following information is from the Food Secure Canada website. Go here to read the full article and to learn more about the importance of Food Sovereignty.
"Food Sovereignty 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."
FOOD SECURITY IS A GOAL WHILE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY DESCRIBES HOW TO GET THERE. THEY DIFFER IN SOME KEY WAYS.
SEVEN PILLARS OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
The first six pillars were developed at the International Forum for Food Sovereignty in Nyéléni(link is external), Mali, in 2007. The seventh pillar – Food is Sacred - was added by members of the Indigenous Circle during the People’s Food Policy process.
1. FOCUSES ON FOOD FOR PEOPLE
2. BUILDS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
3. WORKS WITH NATURE
4. VALUES FOOD PROVIDERS
5. LOCALIZES FOOD SYSTEMS
6. PUTS CONTROL LOCALLY
7. FOOD IS SACRED