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Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize. It’s in your morning bowl of cereal, your afternoon biscuits, your dinner pizza, in soap and even in the biodiesel that fuels your car. And sadly, in many places, it comes with human and environmental costs.
To find out why, I recently joined an Oxfam field trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer. We wanted to talk to those affected by big palm oil plantations.
Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to score the golden goal of a lifetime! Is he ready to take his game through a 5 step plan to beat the keeper and score against hunger?
Jose Mourinho’s new role is probably the most meaningful of his life time. As the new UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger he has an opportunity to score against climate change - the single biggest threat to beating hunger.
Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger.
Climate scientists carry a heavy burden, so we thought we'd take a quick moment to show them some love.
Understanding what food security means is important. If we actually know what "famine," “food insecurity” and other measures of hunger mean, for people living through them, we feel more motivated to help.
Feeding people doesn’t have to mean feeding climate change
No company is too big to listen to its customers. When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply chains. They listened. Then you spoke up about land grabs in companies’ supply chains.
9 March 2012 is a memorable date. In any case, I will never forget it. Late that night, at the headquarters of the FAO in Rome, intense negotiations concluded at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on a landmark agreement on how to govern land (the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security” - “the Guidelines”).
As international negotiations on what constitutes responsible agricultural investment are set to get underway in Rome next month under the auspices of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS), one in eight people still suffers from hunger. Food insecurity today is not simply a problem of supply, but rather of access.
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 climate change and hunger.
1. Climate change: the impacts on crops are worse than we thought.
Climate change has already meant declines in global yields of staple crops, and it is set to get worse.