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Food Sovereignty versus Corporate Control

14 Oct 2021
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Our current food model is clearly inefficient, irrational and unsustainable, dominated as it is by big corporations who see food as a speculative product and a source of financial profit. This session will take a deep dive into the network of interests that are endangering food sovereignty and safety.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Vandana Shiva, born in India in 1952, is one of the most prestigious and influential women in ecology and ecofeminism. A doctor in Physics, a philosopher and a writer, she has penned numerous articles and books, including Who Really Feeds the World?, Biopiracy: the Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Globalisation’s New Wars and Stolen Harvest.
  • Sofía Monsalve is the secretary general of FIAN International, a human rights organisation engaged in working for the right to food and nutrition. She formerly coordinated the FIAN earth and natural resources programme for more than fifteen years. She is also a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).
  • Geneviève Savigny is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee on behalf of her trade union of French farmers, the Confédération Paysanne, of which she was the national secretary general. For years she has taken part in the activities of the European Coordination Via Campesina, including eight years as a member of the organisation’s Coordination Committee, working on food and agricultural policies.

Moderator: Carolina García, a member of the board of trustees of the Fundación Transición Verde [Green Transition Foundation]. A journalist and politologist, specialising in international relations and cooperation. She has worked in Senegal and Palestine and is currently the coordinator for communications at the ActionAid Solidarity Alliance.

Organised by: the Green European Foundation (GEF), with the collaboration of the Fundación Transición Verde [Green Transition Foundation], La Casa Encendida and the Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica y Agroecología [Spanish Society of Ecological Agriculture and Agroecology] (SEAE).

The event will take place in the Zoom room. Following registration, and before each session, attendees will be sent a confirmation email with details regarding access to the meeting.

*Spanish-English simultaneous interpreting will be available during the session.

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