Taking Charge of World Community Food Sources

World community food sources are abundant while people starve and the social, political and economic costs of dietary excess continue. From this chaos people have been inspired to make local decisions about their food sources and land use.

These giggling 3- and 4-year-olds in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, get four nutritious meals a day in an innovative city program that treats food as a right of citizenship. Children in poor communities are given tasty food enriched with ground eggshell, manioc leaves and other nutritious ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away.
These giggling 3- and 4-year-olds in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, get four nutritious meals a day in an innovative city program that treats food as a right of citizenship. Children in poor communities are given tasty food enriched with ground eggshell, manioc leaves and other nutritious ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away.
PHOTO: ANNA BLYTH LAPPE