MONTREAL, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO Y SAO PAULO, 23 de febrero de 2018. — Los movimientos rurales más grandes de Brasil, que representan alrededor de dos millones de campesinos, protestan contra una nueva regulación que permitiría la liberación de organismos con “impulsores genéticos” –una controvertida técnica de extinción genética– en los ecosistemas y campos de cultivo de ese país.
Derechos humanos / Derechos de los Agricultores
Farmers' Rights, endorsed by FAO in 1989, recognizes that farmers and rural communities have contributed greatly -- and continue to contribute -- to the creation, conservation, exchange and enhancement of genetic resources, and that they should be recognized and strengthened in their work. The ETC Group believes that Farmers' Rights must be recognized at the international level, and that its definition should be expanded by the human rights community as part of the Right to Food. Food sovereignty has largely replaced the more limited and less empowering concept of food security. Food sovereignty refers to the rights of peoples, communities and countries to define their own agricultural labour, fishing, food and land policies which are ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances. It includes the true right to food and to produce food, which means that all people have the right to safe, nutritious and cultural appropriate food and to food producing resources and the ability to sustain themselves and their societies. (Source: Practical Action www.practicalaction.org)