Society for New Zealand Food Sovereignty    
Society Mission Statement: Protect NZ's Food Sovereignty, which is; the "right" of people to define their own food, agriculture, livestock and fisheries systems, in contrast to having those things largely controlled by international market forces.
     
All human beings on the planet have a fundamental human right to access and/or to produce sufficient food to sustain their lives and communities. All rules and policies should be aligned to recognise this basic right. Every government-local, regional, national, international-is obliged to guarantee this right. It may not be denied in the interests of international commercial or trade processes.
     
     
Email: robin [at] FoodSovereignty.org.nz    
     
Essential reading:    
www.foodbill.org.nz    
Manifesto on the Future of Food    
Wake up before its too late - Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate.

- Trade and environment review, 2013 by the United Nations on Trade and Development. (UNCTAD)

   
‘Agriculture at a crossroads’

- 2009, from the International Assessment of Agricultural knowledge, Science and Technology for Development. (IAASTD)

“…The objective of the IAASTD was to assess the impacts of the past, present and future agricultural knowledge, science and technology on the: reduction of hunger and poverty, improvement of rural livelihoods and human health, and equitable, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development…”

   
Earth Open Source ‘GMO Myths and Truths‘

- An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops.

   
     
We Become Silent (video) unveils the worldwide threat to medical freedom of choice. Details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests, giant food companies, and government agencies to limit the public's access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.    
     
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821), Third President of the USA, author of the Declaration of Independence.