Food is vital for staying alive. But do we often think about how the food that we consume at home is produced or processed? The food system today has become privatised. As a result, the local farmers don’t have any hand in the production. Chemicals, fertilisers, and pesticides are used to improve food production.

Though a huge volume of food is produced this way, the food doesn’t contain the nutrition it’s supposed to contain. Moreover, it causes harm to human health and the environment.

Also, there is food scarcity in some places and an abundance of food in other places. This inequality affects people’s lives. A lot of food is wasted, and they are not treated well. As a result, they pollute the environment.

All these scenarios can be changed by transforming the current food system. The food sovereignty movement started to decentralise the food system and give voice to the farmers. It allowed the inclusion of the traditional ways of producing food practised by the farmers and indigenous people.

Food sovereignty focused on the societal and cultural aspects of food production. It gave importance to protecting the environment and ecology.

Agroecology can help to restore the ecology by circling the nutrients back to the soil instead of throwing them as waste. It focuses on producing healthy food considering the true cost of the food. It tells about the importance of giving farmers better wages so that more people can be interested in farming.

For years we have been causing harm to the environment and the ecosystem by using inappropriate methods of food production. We only thought about our short-term benefits but ignored the long-term consequences of climate change and greenhouse effects.

It’s time that we change this system and embrace agroecology to save the environment and protect people’s health. On this site, you will find lots of articles on the food system, how it must be transformed, the food sovereignty movement, and agroecology.

The articles will help you to know the problem the earth is facing due to inappropriate ways of food production. You will know about better ways of producing food that won’t cause harm to the environment.