Treating food as a mere commodity implies that the choices about how much to produce and what to produce are meant to respond to demand. Contemporary developments within human rights support, therefore, some form of re-commonification. Deconstructing food as a commodity and reconstructing it as a commons requires establishing a tri-centric governance system recombining market rules, public regulations and self-regulated collective actions, re-arranged to maximize the potential of each. Civic food networks generally emerge at the local level and aim to preserve and regenerate the commons that are important for the community. The state has an essential role to play in providing an enabling framework for re-commonification. The transition towards a food commons regime will need a different kind of state, however, with different duties and skills to steer that transition. Local transitions towards the organisation of local, sustainable food production and consumption are taking place across the globe.