In Fairness to Future Generations of Eaters
23 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2020 Last revised: 10 Jul 2020
Date Written: January 7, 2020
Climate change threatens the supply and quality of traditional foods. To respond to this threat, this essay applies Professor Edith Brown Weiss’s principles of intergenerational equity to support a call for the protection of food heritage for future generations. The essay surveys some available international instruments but concludes that gaps still exist for addressing systemic threats such as climate change. It urges advocates to focus on expanding these international protections and incorporating considerations of intergenerational equity into our discussions of food protections.
Keywords: Climate Change, Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Agriculture, Intergenerational Equity, Food Systems
JEL Classification: K32, Q1, Q10, Q18
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