Innerarity Professor

In the relationships which are established as a consequence of the power appearing issues that have a strong dimension of Justice, such as the production and supply of food. But the matter expands with the gradual awareness that the consumer is obliged to examine their conduct in accordance with criteria of justice. Which also eats must take into consideration the value of Justice of what you eat, if it is produced with equity, if you damage the environment, if it puts at risk their own health and becomes therefore a burden for others, doing so responsibly examining its global implications. Improve the State of world food is not within reach of one only, of course, but neither of the great powers; political and economic authorities can not nothing without human beings, without consumers and their so-called everyday. The key is the transforming power of life styles.

The resignation to consume is not a practicable strategy of sustainability. What is reclaimed each time with more force is a modification of our lifestyle. In the debate on development sustainable consumers now occupy a central place; they are considered as true engines of any structural change to the extent that they have the possibility of doing politics with the shopping cart. Between 30% and 40% of environmental problems are caused, directly or indirectly, by dominant behavior in consumption. A great relevance to health and the environment has, for example, the high consumption of meat; the use of products frozen also pose serious effects on sustainability; many diseases and allergies are poor nutrition, especially which are linked to being overweight. Sustainable food has a clear ecological dimension. Buying food with possibility, traceability and seasonality criteria could mention in this regard.

Thus, for example, minimizes transport and regional economic circuits are strengthened. A quarter of domestic waste have their origin in the packaging of food. Recyclable containers or products with little packaging they contribute to significantly reduce the amount of waste and energy use. There is a counter-power information, incentives and tax penalties. In the same way that the policy requires citizens to its legitimation and the economy depends on ultimate behavior of shareholders and consumers, the daily practices of the Food Act about the power relations that constitute the complex world of food (and, in addition, the world in general). Within existing game spaces, our freedom to determine what and how we eat sets real limits to the industry and the policy. Eating habits allow the individual to set up the kind of life you want for themselves and change their relationship with the world. An improvement of the world, each of us, in the field of your eating behavior, can carry out invaluable but irreplaceable. Eating is today a global political act, a true revolutionary conspiracy. Our everyday decisions in this area set up worldwide, for better or worse.