Thursday, December 18, 2008

Food and citizenship

"Lebanon is in the middle of an election campaign. Who (among the parties) has placed food and agriculture on their political agenda? When was the last demonstration in support of agriculture in Lebanon?

There can be no citizenship without national sovereignty, and there can be no national sovereignty without food sovereignty. Those who beg for food can never be free."

From a long article (in Arabic) written by Milia Abu Jawdeh in Al Safir reporting on a talk I gave last Monday.


Leila said...

Is she related to your friend who was my mother's colleague at AUB?

Rami Zurayk said...

I don't know her but it is possible.