Message from President
All Human Rights are inherent and indivisible. But one of them, the right to life, is the supreme right because it determines the exercise of all the others. For this reason, the right to food is fundamental and we must all contribute, in our daily behavior, to make sure that nobody is excluded from this essential facet of human dignity.
To a great extent, history revolves around this basic requirement. The obtaining, production and conservation of food have been key to the development of humanity. Much has been achieved, yet much remains to be done: first of all, we must put an end to the collective shame that is the fact that thousands of people die of hunger every day and, at the other end of the scale, contain the veritable epidemic of obesity and nutritional pathology in the most developed countries.
Likewise, it is important to guarantee a sufficient diet of quality for all. The Triptolemos Foundation aims to facilitate an adequate articulation of the whole food system, from the products to the consumers, that translates into greater safety, availability and, what is actually crucial, in the confidence (always verifiable) of the population.
Federico Mayor Zaragoza
President, TRIPTOLEMOS Foundation
Former General Manager of UNESCO (1987-1999)