Tag: food

24 January 2014 | Simon Starling

On 1 June 2011, Oxfam launched the GROW campaign to tackle the injustice of 900 million people going to bed hungry every night. The campaign now works in more than 50 countries around the world and at the international level.

11 November 2013 | Al Kinley

I’ve just arrived at the annual UN climate change talks. Here, governments from around the world come to try and work out a solution to the massive problem of climate change. (Though some of them seem to come to actually slow down progress!)

Three things struck me almost as soon as I got to Poland – and they’re all examples that governments should make a note of if they want to help protect people around the world from the devastating effects of climate change.

16 October 2013 | Georgi York

This GROW Week blog post was written by Federico Spadini, Oxfam Italy.

5 June 2013 | Alison Woodhead

This week marks the second birthday of the GROW campaign – a good time to pause and reflect.

GROW is our contribution to the global struggle to fix our broken food system. Our ambition – “a future where every one of us will always have enough to eat” – is big. But it needs to be, because so is the problem, and the solutions needed!

28 February 2013 | Alison Woodhead

There has been a great response to the Behind the Brands launch on Tuesday (Feb 26) so far, showing that consumers clearly care about the people behind the foods they buy. Thousands of people have taken action – the start of what we hope is a movement to reverse the 100-year legacy of the world’s ten largest food and beverage companies, who for too long have taken advantage of cheap land and labor to make mass products at huge profits.

27 February 2013 | Marc-Olivier Herman

Biofuels were back in the spotlight in Brussels last week when the European Parliament and European Energy Ministers gathered to discuss a review of EU biofuels legislation. Oxfam is concerned that EU policy creates incentives for biofuels production which pushes up food prices, encourages land grabs and, in many cases, increases rather than reduces dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

11 January 2013 | Josephine Whitaker

Did you see the headlines yesterday saying that almost half the world’s food is thrown away?

12 December 2012 | Sarojeni V. Rengam

The challenges faced by biodiversity-based ecological agriculture are not primarily technical but political. Evidence from three countries shows farming without fossil fuels works. But such methods will only be adopted widely once we prevail over the political power of agribusiness.

By Sarojeni V. Rengam, Executive Director of the Pesticide Network Asia and the Pacific.

28 November 2012 | Richard Casson

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it around the world. 

FACT: June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average

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