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When individuals are advocating for the abolition of food banks, naturally it gives one reason to pause; it portrays the advocate as unsympathetic, callous and cruel. However, after carefully consideration it appears the reasons are justified.
Abolition is not the primary concern; it is the delivery! Should food be edible waste provide by corporations? Or government funded options, like safe farming techniques, or a livable wage to choose healthy culturally acceptable options?
Poppendieck (1994) outlined a detailed history of the emergency food system; whose journey began a temporary measure and has now become a staple in our society to supplement a recurring issue. Food is a basic human rights referenced in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948, it states that “….The right to food is the right of every individual, alone or in community with others, to have physical and
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Secondly, limitations are placed on the quantity and intervals when recipients can collect food, ergo it is not sufficient. As Elaine Power (2011) has specified, 1 in 4 Canadians go hungry, even those who use food banks go hungry because of limitations. On the other hand, those who are hungry refrain from assessing food banks, primarily because of their pride and stigma associated with it.
Thirdly, trade agreements hinder local farmers from being profitable. Our current farming techniques with the use of pesticides make the land unsustainable for future generations.
However, there are corporations receiving funding and tax breaks from governments, when they donate unwanted products, which are of little nutritional value, thereby profiting from peoples misfortune. This money will be better spent on education to create a sustainable environment, by encouraging individuals to grow their own foods and creating better alternatives from this dependency on food

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