A global consumer advocacy statement on the future of food
To deliver lasting and meaningful change, consumer rights and needs must become a priority, not an afterthought.
Consumers’ calls for change must be heard – and heeded – throughout the food system and across the globe.
Consumers International with our members, have developed a global consumer advocacy statement highlighting key priorities for a food systems transformation. Consumers can offer a vital perspective on the practical constraints – access, availability, affordability – that have long been a barrier to food marketplace transformation and can help to develop innovative game-changing solutions that draw on a deep understanding of consumer rights and needs.
It is no longer viable for food systems to be governed without the input of those who are most dependent upon them. Consumer interests and voices must be built into governance structures.
The United Nations Food Systems Summit is a people’s summit – a first step towards the construction of a people’s food system, one that delivers on the universal right to safe and healthy food, produced in a system that is sustainable and fair for all.