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World Food Day 16th October 2017: The crisis of the economy is being reflected on our plates.

World Food Day 16th October 2017: The crisis of the economy is being reflected on our plates.

The crisis of the economy is being reflected on our plates: the state has not intervened – millions of South Africans have been left to fend for themselves. Women are using their bodies to buffer the crisis. The economic crisis is spiralling. It is untenable and will only drive poverty and inequality deeper. Government must intervene decisively. Food is a public good – corporates should not consider food just as a profit generating commodity. Absolutely every resource and all political energy should be focused on immediately eliminating child stunting. Workers must be paid a Living Wage and the social security system must be used as an instrument to mitigate the impact of the economic crisis. See media release.