Brazilian City Makes Food A Basic Right And Ends Hunger : TreeHugger

Initiative in Belo Horizonte, my new home base:

Back in 1993, the newly elected city government of Belo Horizonte, Brazil declared that food was a right of citizenship. At that time, the city of 2.5 million had 275,000 people living in absolute poverty, and close to 20 percent of its children were going hungry. Since the declaration the city has all but wiped out hunger and only spends 2% of the city budget to do so.

via Brazilian City Makes Food A Basic Right And Ends Hunger : TreeHugger.

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