April 2014: Bei zwei internationalen Konferenzen (September 2013 und Januar 2014) wurde das Konzept der Ernährungssouveränitität diskutiert. In der Ankündigung dafür hieß es:
"A fundamentally contested concept, food sovereignty has — as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework — barged into global agrarian discourse over the last two decades. Since then, it has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, scholars and public intellectuals, farmers and peasant movements, NGOs and human rights activists in the North and global South. The term has become a challenging subject for social science research, and has been interpreted and reinterpreted in a variety of ways by various groups and individuals. Indeed, it is a concept that is broadly defined as the right of peoples to democratically control or determine the shape of their food system, and to produce sufficient and healthy food in culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable ways in and near their territory. As such it spans issues such as food politics, agroecology, land reform, bio-fuels, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), urban gardening, the patenting of life forms, labor migration, the feeding of volatile cities, ecological sustainability, and subsistence rights."
Die annähernd 100 Beiträge liegen jetzt als pdf-Dateien vor. Siehe dazu auch die Zusammenfassung einer weiteren Diskussion: "Internal Report of the Day of Dialogue on knowledge for food sovereignty", January 25, 2014.