Human rights

How COVID-19 Impacted Surplus Food Redistribution

Published Open Access in Food Security May 2022. View full text here. Title How COVID-19 impacted surplus food redistribution in the Netherlands: An explorative study Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to food security globally. The Netherlands, despite its advanced stage of development, saw a surge in food insecurity among its most vulnerable citizens. […]

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Human rights

Food Deserts | Why do they exist?

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in May 2022. Header image created by and property of FoodUnfolded. Income inequality is on the rise in many parts of the world today. Even in countries that are considered wealthy, not everyone has equal access to food. Here are some factors that make it even more difficult for socioeconomically disadvantaged […]

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Human rights

Cheap Seafood | The Social Cost of Production

Originally published on FoodUnfolded.com in March 2022 Many workers employed onboard offshore fishing vessels have been subjected to unsafe working conditions, unfair wages, subpar living conditions and both physical and psychological abuse. While this issue exists around the world, it is particularly rampant in Southeast Asia, a region that owes much of its recent prosperity […]

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Human rights

Human Rights in the Food System | Ask the Expert

Originally published on FoodUnfolded in December 2020. Human rights are inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. We interviewed Wageningen University’s Dr Nadia Bernaz, a business and human rights scholar, to understand how human rights and the food system might be connected. WHAT DO HUMAN […]

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Human rights

Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights in Assam Tea Plantations

Published in MDPI’s Sustainability in September 2020. View full text here. Title Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights in Assam Tea Plantations: A Business and Human Rights Approach Abstract This paper explores how UK-based companies deal with their responsibility to respect the human rights of Assam (India) tea plantation workers. Through qualitative content analysis of publicly […]

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Human rights

Black Tea: the Social Cost of Assam Tea

Originally published on FoodUnfolded September 2020. Its deep, malty flavour makes it popular among tea connoisseurs around the world. Its status as an in-demand and import-worthy agricultural commodity makes it important for the Indian economy. One sixth of the world’s tea comes from Assam, a state in North East India. Often found in various black […]

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Human rights

A Human Rights Crisis Brews in Assam’s Tea Plantations

Originally published on Firstpost.com in June 2020. To make a significant impact on the human rights of Assam’s tea plantation workers, businesses need to move away from the window dressing approach of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that allows them to cherry-pick issues that they wish to address. They must move to a more robust and […]

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