The origins of the right to food as a universal human right can be traced back to the renowned “Four Freedoms Speech,” given by United States (US) President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt on January 6, 1941 before the US Congress. In his speech, Roosevelt outlined a vision of the world based on four fundamental freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. 1 Freedom from want was thus regarded in the same way as political freedoms and freedom from fear, a sine qua non condition for the safeguard of human dignity.