1 The right to food, despite being recognized in numerous binding and non-binding legal instruments since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (‘UDHR’), is among the least realized human rights as the persistently high figures on hunger and malnutrition show. Eight hundred and fifty-two million people were undernourished world-wide in 2000–02: 81 million in developing countries, 28 million in countries in transition, and 9 million in industrialized countries (FAO  para. 7). Two billion more suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, the so-called...
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