GROW: food. life. planet.
Already, almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. And because too many of the ways we grow today are using up and destroying the natural resources on which we all rely. It's time to grow more food more fairly and more sustainably.
5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change: Today leading international experts on climate change, the #IPCC, presented their latest report on the impacts of #climate change on humanity, and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve boiled it down to Oxfam's five key takeaways on #climatechange and #hunger. oxf.am/5Zd
#ClimateChange could put 50 million more people at risk of #hunger by 2050. Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge. The warning comes as governments gather in Japan at the #IPCC, to agree a major new scientific report, which is expected to show that the impacts of climate change on food will be far more serious and will hit much sooner than previously thought. More at: oxf.am/icZ
Hunger is not and need never be inevitable. However climate change threatens to put back the fight to eradicate it by decades – and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge. In the face of this challenge, Oxfam analyzes how well the world’s food system is prepared for the impacts of climate change and has found 10 serious gaps in preparedness, driven by poverty, inequality and lack of political will. We can change this. oxf.am/inc
You spoke, Pepsi listened. When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Today PepsiCo proved this. After nearly 6 months of campaigning, the world’s second largest food and drink company agreed to a zero tolerance policy on land grabs and for its bottlers to do the same. #BehindtheBrands Read more: oxf.am/iSf
Climate change is happening. According to the new Climate Asia report: In Pakistan 44% of people are feeling a high impact of climate change. Today BBC Media Action and Oxfam in Pakistan launched the Climate Asia report on climate change across Asia. Check out the interactive report feature at www.bbc.co.uk/...
When customers speak, businesses listen. Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies. Already nearly 400,000 actions have been taken by people like you, committed to seeing companies change for the better. And you can see by the scores that it’s working. oxf.am/whv #BehindtheBrands
Over the last year, your pressure has helped us turn the food system upside down. Thanks to your help, Mars, Mondelez and Nestle melted under consumer pressure and committed to address inequality facing women in their supply chains. Then Coca-Cola listened to calls from over 225,000 of you to ensure that their sugar doesn't lead to land grabs. These are just the highlights of one year of Behind the Brands action. Go #BehindtheBrands now! oxfam.org/...
Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign one year. Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies. blogs.oxfam.org/... #BehindtheBrands #csr
Obesity, high food prices & poor quality food wrecking lives from Angola to America. The Netherlands is No. 1 in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, beating France and Switzerland into second place. Chad is last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola, according to a new food database by worldwide development organization Oxfam. oxf.am/wYW
Good News in #Polochic Guatemala today! First 30 families now have title to their land and have just moved back to their land plots, which were officially returned last October 19th, thanks to their fight and persistence, and the support of 150,000 people worldwide. www.oxfam.org/...
Today’s failure to reach a decision on EU #biofuels policy must mark the end of countries complacent attitudes. All member states, especially influential countries such as Germany, France the UK, must take a firm stance against using food for fuel and stand up in favor of people and the planet. An increase of food-based biofuels from the recommended European Commission level of 5% to 7% is the equivalent of enough food to feed 69 million people every year. More: oxf.am/wcD
Europe can cut import dependence and food prices by ditching biofuels mandates. If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly. More at: www.oxfam.org/...