In this commentary in Independent Science News researchers at University Pierre and Marie Curie/CNRS -National Center for Scientific Research in France discuss the concept of food sovereignty and whether or not it potentially provides a feasible and sustainable solution to feed the rural poor.
In it they challenge the idea of environmental comparative advantage – the notion that an open global market can provide an environmental optimum distribution of production and exchange. Instead they argue that the objective of food sovereignty is consistent with that of minimising environmental agricultural pollution and that promoting self-sufficiency and food sovereignty therefore does not compromise global food security and environmental quality.
Read the full post here. They also provide an interesting list of references that may be worth following up.