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Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food

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Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food
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Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1589010566
ISBN-13: 9781589010567
Number of pages: 296

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This is both a descriptive and normative argument that worldwide hunger is best addressed as a human rights issue. Kent analyzes the current deplorable state of world hunger and malnutrition, demonstrating how governments, not food shortages or climates or famine, are to blame. Adequate food as a human right requires that governments provide the resources and freedom to allow individuals and communities to provide for themselves. The manuscript includes numerous tables and illustrations, as well as a bibliographic essay.

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