Radio Havana Cuba | The Food and Agriculture Organization describes Mexico's law on the right to food as historic

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Mexico City, March 8 (RHC) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday described landmark legislation in Mexico that ensures adequate and sustainable nutrition for people.

In a statement, FAO Mexico noted that it celebrates and applauds the approval of the first legislation regulating the human right to nutritious, adequate and high-quality food, as recognized in Article 4 of the Mexican Constitution.

After more than two decades of work, the country is leading the way in protecting and promoting this basic right by approving the General Law on Adequate and Sustainable Food, adds the UN Foundation.

She explains that the legislation consists of 111 articles, and its main objective is to give priority to the right to health, environment, water and the best interests of children in all policies related to adequate nutrition by the Mexican State.

It also establishes planning, coordination and competition mechanisms between the Union authorities, federal entities and municipalities and the demarcation of regional borders to ensure the full exercise of this right.

In addition, the law seeks to promote the fair and equitable production, supply and distribution, as well as consumption of nutritious, adequate, quality, safe and culturally appropriate foods.

The main objective of this approach is to strengthen the protection and exercise of the right to adequate food, largely avoid food waste and enhance the self-sufficiency, sovereignty and food security of the country.

He adds that the right to food is comprehensive and goes beyond just eating calories. It is the right to receive, as well as obtain, all the nutrients necessary to live a healthy and active life.

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In line with the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031, this legislation supports the 2030 Agenda by transforming agri-food systems towards efficiency, inclusion, resilience and sustainability, promoting better production, nutrition and the environment for a better life for all, leaving no one behind. behind. (R L)

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