Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food


The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 13/4, contains the findings and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food on his country visit to Canada from 6 to 16 May 2012. The report first examines the state of food security in Canada (chap. II) and the legal and policy framework for the realization of the right to adequate food (chap. III). It then outlines specific issues related to agricultural policies (chap. IV); protection of the poorest segments of the population (chap. V); access to adequate diets and the growing incidence of overweight and obesity (chap. VI); Canada’s contribution to global food security (chap. VII); and specific problems faced by indigenous peoples (chap. VIII). 

Publication date: 
Dec 2012
Olivier De Schutter
United Nations
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