Legislating for food sovereignty: A visionary Local Food Act in Japan, MP Ryuhei Kansas

Jun 17, 2022

Ryuhei Kawada, activist and Minister of Parliament (House of Councillors) in Japan, shares a powerful message for World Localization Day 2022. During the past two years, Kawada has been preparing a truly inspiring piece of legislation – the Local Food Act. If passed, the bill will decrease Japan’s dependence on imported foods, protect native seeds from the stranglehold of corporate agribusiness and support local farmers. In short, it will pave the way for food sovereignty.

World Localization Day 2022 is an annual campaign convened by Local Futures and supported by grassroots organizations, networks and activists on six continents.


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