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Food as a commodity, human right or common good

Different framings of food may shape food policies and their impact. Despite acknowledging food systems’ complexities, the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy still addresses food as a commodity instead of a human right or common good.

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We acknowledge the administrative support and guidance provided by C. Tschirhart as Lead Scientific Policy Officer for the Evidence Review Report on which this paper is based. The Report was produced under the auspices of the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consortium, under Grant Agreement 737432 ‘Science Advice for Policy by European Academies’, signed by the consortium and the European Commission on 22 November 2016.

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Peer review information Nature Food thanks Sinead Mowlds, Siemen van Berkum and the other, anonymous, reviewer(s) for their contribution to the peer review of this work.

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Jackson, P., Rivera Ferre, M.G., Candel, J. et al. Food as a commodity, human right or common good. Nat Food 2, 132–134 (2021).

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