Officials in Brazil Sanction Nutrition a Constitutional Human Right
The proposal to include nutrition as a human right in the Federal Constitution of Brazil was passed in the first round by the House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority. This ammendment will be included among social rights already established in the Constitution: health, education, employment, and housing.
The initiative to establish nutrition as a human right of Brazil’s constitution received backing by an overwhelming majority; with 374 votes in favor and only 2 against the inclusion of the ammendment.
The initiative will go through a second round of voting, with a high probability of being approved.
This proposal was generated among organizations linked to family farming and agro-ecology with the objective of establish as law that nutrition is a human right under the directive of the Brazilian Constitution.
If approved, the amendment will be included in article 6 of the Constitution of Brazil, recognizing social rights such as health, education, employment and housing.