It has been called “a rallying cry“, and has even spawned a movie, but it’s still not entirely clear to folk what food sovereignty really means. One of the reasons that I’ll be a delinquent blogger over the next couple of weeks is because I’ll be at a conference trying to get to the bottom of what food sovereignty might mean if we were to take it seriously. But in the meantime, Grassroots International have some good Food Sovereignty 101 materials. These’ll be useful in trying to persuade the next administration, Obama’s unless the Republicans successfully rig it again, to sort their shit out when it comes to food. The excellent Tom Philpott has surveyed what to applaud and what to be afraid of in the candidates’ positions on agriculture. The ideas behind food sovereignty will help keep democratic vigil, once the voting has stopped.