AFN welcomes UN recommendations on food


Last updated 9/23/2012 at 2:08pm

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According to the UN, lack of access to nutritious foods contributes to the growing rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases among Native communities such as the Innu. The Raporteur made specific recommendations for food security.

OTTAWA, ON--On May 16, 2012, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo expressed gratitude to Dr. Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, for engaging with First Nations leaders and communities in gathering information regarding food security particularly in northern communities.

"With the environmental impacts of climate change and the challenges of access to nutritious foods in northern and remote communities, First Nations must be fully involved and supported in formulating solutions to protect our traditional foods and...

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