Food and Voices blog channel http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/3302 en One Year of Action To End Human Suffering Behind Our Food http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-10-one-year-action-end-human-suffering-behind-our-food <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-10-one-year-action-end-human-suffering-behind-our-food"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/image-23-placard-group-philippines-1240x680.jpg?itok=8bwI-dWd" width="210" height="110" alt="Photo: Campaigners in the Philippines push for food security. Credit: Vin Aranas/GRAISEA2 PMU" title="Photo: Campaigners in the Philippines push for food security. Credit: Vin Aranas/GRAISEA2 PMU" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-10-one-year-action-end-human-suffering-behind-our-food"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: One Year of Action To End Human Suffering Behind Our Food</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">10 July 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>One year ago, Oxfam launched the Behind the Price campaign to end the human suffering behind our food. With your support, the campaign has already achieved some big wins!</p></div> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:27:00 +0000 Guest Blogger 82022 at http://l.blogs.oxfam How are supermarkets taking responsibility for ending human suffering in their food? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-03-how-are-supermarkets-taking-responsibility-ending-human-suffering-their-food <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-03-how-are-supermarkets-taking-responsibility-ending-human-suffering-their-food"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/melati-twitter-credit-1200x600_0.jpg?itok=qUW-AvQ_" width="210" height="110" alt="Seafood worker. Photo: Adrian Mulya/TheSustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" title="Seafood worker. Photo: Adrian Mulya/TheSustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-07-03-how-are-supermarkets-taking-responsibility-ending-human-suffering-their-food"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: How are supermarkets taking responsibility for ending human suffering in their food?</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">3 July 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Last year, Oxfam launched a campaign to get 16 major supermarkets to take responsibility for ending human suffering in their food supply chains. A year later, here's their report card.</p></div> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:25:23 +0000 Guest Blogger 82018 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Largest Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn takes action on human rights after Oxfam Novib campaign http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-21-dutch-supermarket-albert-heijn-takes-action-human-rights-oxfam-campaign <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-21-dutch-supermarket-albert-heijn-takes-action-human-rights-oxfam-campaign"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/onl-handover_jul-2018-1240x680.jpg?itok=gneWEpKT" width="210" height="110" alt="Oxfam Novib campaigners hand over 23,000 signatures to Albert Heijn staff, as part of the Behind the Barcodes Campaign. Photo: Oxfam Novib" title="Oxfam Novib campaigners hand over 23,000 signatures to Albert Heijn staff, as part of the Behind the Barcodes Campaign. Photo: Oxfam Novib" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-21-dutch-supermarket-albert-heijn-takes-action-human-rights-oxfam-campaign"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Largest Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn takes action on human rights after Oxfam Novib campaign</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">21 February 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Following Oxfam Novib’s Behind the Barcodes campaign, Albert Heijn supermarket is introducing new policies on human rights and sustainability. The supermarket chain Jumbo and the parent company of Albert Heijn, Ahold Delhaize, still lag behind.</p></div> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:35:26 +0000 Guest Blogger 81876 at http://l.blogs.oxfam A Workers' Rights Campaign Win in Honduras: Aldi Supplier Fyffes Recognizes Union http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-19-labor-rights-campaign-win-honduras-aldi-supplier-fyffes-recognizes-union <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-19-labor-rights-campaign-win-honduras-aldi-supplier-fyffes-recognizes-union"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/honduras-fyffes-protest-1240x680_0.jpg?itok=myJPrpCd" width="210" height="110" alt="Workers at Aldi&amp;#039;s Fyffes plant in Honduras protesting against discrimination. Photo: Giorgio Trucchi/REL-UITA" title="Workers at Aldi&amp;#039;s Fyffes plant in Honduras protesting against discrimination. Photo: Giorgio Trucchi/REL-UITA" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/19-02-19-labor-rights-campaign-win-honduras-aldi-supplier-fyffes-recognizes-union"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: A Workers' Rights Campaign Win in Honduras: Aldi Supplier Fyffes Recognizes Union</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">19 February 2019</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Poverty wages, toxic pesticides, harassment: to fight these bad working conditions on melon plantations in Honduras, Fyffes workers organized in a union - and were fired. For years we protested. Now we can tell you: our protest works!</p></div> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:43:14 +0000 Guest Blogger 81875 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-10-15-world-food-day-honor-hands-harvest-your-crops <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-10-15-world-food-day-honor-hands-harvest-your-crops"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/honor-hands-header.jpg?itok=LTdN7BmJ" width="210" height="110" alt="“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta" title="“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-10-15-world-food-day-honor-hands-harvest-your-crops"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">16 October 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Happy World Food Day! While a great time to celebrate our victuals, it’s also a good moment to stop and think about the people who grow it - and take steps to end the suffering behind our food.</p></div> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:08:01 +0000 Georgi York 81740 at http://l.blogs.oxfam From Zero to Heroine: 4 ways supermarkets can better support women http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-08-15-zero-heroine-4-ways-supermarkets-can-better-support-women <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-08-15-zero-heroine-4-ways-supermarkets-can-better-support-women"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/women-seafood-workers.jpg?itok=hKepLKiD" width="210" height="110" alt="Seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" title="Seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-08-15-zero-heroine-4-ways-supermarkets-can-better-support-women"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: From Zero to Heroine: 4 ways supermarkets can better support women</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">15 August 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Women are being paid poverty-level wages and enduring unsafe and degrading working conditions while struggling to put food on the table for their families. Supermarkets have the power to change this.</p></div> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:13:54 +0000 Guest Blogger 81679 at http://l.blogs.oxfam A life of toil: Women in the seafood industry http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-30-life-toil-women-seafood-industry <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-30-life-toil-women-seafood-industry"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/melati-3-1240x680.jpg?itok=0wl6xuL3" width="210" height="110" alt="Melati, seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" title="Melati, seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-30-life-toil-women-seafood-industry"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: A life of toil: Women in the seafood industry</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">30 July 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Oxfam’s latest report on worker’s rights in the seafood sector shows that workers in seafood supply chains in Thailand and Indonesia are still reporting workers rights violations with women being amongst the most affected.</p></div> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:13:29 +0000 Guest Blogger 81663 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Bold ambitions bring big responsibilities: Tackling the human suffering behind our food http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-18-bold-ambitions-bring-big-responsibilities-tackling-human-suffering-behind-our-food <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-18-bold-ambitions-bring-big-responsibilities-tackling-human-suffering-behind-our-food"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/susi-1-tw-1240x680.jpg?itok=EOvi4nl_" width="210" height="110" alt="Seafood worker, Suzi. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" title="Seafood worker, Suzi. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-18-bold-ambitions-bring-big-responsibilities-tackling-human-suffering-behind-our-food"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Bold ambitions bring big responsibilities: Tackling the human suffering behind our food</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">18 July 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Oxfam welcomes Roland Waardenburg’s blog as his contribution to the debate around the issues we are putting forth in our <a href="https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/ripe-change" rel="nofollow">report Ripe for Change</a> and <a href="http://www.behindtheprice.org/" rel="nofollow">Behind the Barcodes campaign</a> provides us with an opportunity to explain our approach and theory of change.</p></div> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:53:36 +0000 Irit Tamir 81649 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 4 critical ways global seafood retailers can give their consumers confidence http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-03-4-critical-ways-global-seafood-retailers-can-give-their-consumers-confidence <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-03-4-critical-ways-global-seafood-retailers-can-give-their-consumers-confidence"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/onl_16328_sorting-shrimp-1240x680.jpg?itok=8xGcCCZB" width="210" height="110" alt="Sorting shrimp at the trader’s warehouse, Lamongan seafood auction site, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: Kemal Jufri/Oxfam" title="Sorting shrimp at the trader’s warehouse, Lamongan seafood auction site, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: Kemal Jufri/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-07-03-4-critical-ways-global-seafood-retailers-can-give-their-consumers-confidence"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 4 critical ways global seafood retailers can give their consumers confidence</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">3 July 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>With forced labor and workers’ rights violations alive and widespread in the Thai and Indonesian seafood industry, how can supermarkets give consumers the confidence that there's no human suffering in the food they buy?</p></div> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:38:47 +0000 Guest Blogger 81633 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Behind Indonesia's seafood sector: Domin's fight for the rights of women workers http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-27-behind-indonesias-seafood-sector-domins-fight-rights-women-workers <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-27-behind-indonesias-seafood-sector-domins-fight-rights-women-workers"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/2b-domin-blog-1240.jpg?itok=PdyOuLu1" width="210" height="110" alt="Women&amp;#039;s rights activist Domin Dhamayanti. Credit: Adrian Mulya/Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" title="Women&amp;#039;s rights activist Domin Dhamayanti. Credit: Adrian Mulya/Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-27-behind-indonesias-seafood-sector-domins-fight-rights-women-workers"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Behind Indonesia's seafood sector: Domin's fight for the rights of women workers</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">27 June 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Read this inspiring story of one woman's intense commitment to fight for the rights of women workers in Indonesia's seafood sector.</p></div> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:30:48 +0000 Cassie Eades 81618 at http://l.blogs.oxfam Supermarkets: Time to end the human suffering in your supply chains http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-25-supermarkets-time-end-human-suffering-your-supply-chains <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-25-supermarkets-time-end-human-suffering-your-supply-chains"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/p6210700-1240.jpg?itok=F5cZymSc" width="210" height="110" alt="Activists demonstrate outside a Whole Foods in Boston as part of the launch of Oxfam&amp;#039;s Behind the Barcodes campaign. Credit: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam" title="Activists demonstrate outside a Whole Foods in Boston as part of the launch of Oxfam&amp;#039;s Behind the Barcodes campaign. Credit: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-25-supermarkets-time-end-human-suffering-your-supply-chains"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: Supermarkets: Time to end the human suffering in your supply chains</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">25 June 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>The global food industry generates billions in revenue every year, but the rewards are increasingly skewed toward the powerful. Our new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, calls on supermarkets around the world to fight the human suffering in their supply chains.</p></div> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:19:57 +0000 Guest Blogger 81621 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 4 key ways to take human suffering out of food value chains: Look Behind the Price http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-behind-barcode-4-key-ways-take-human-suffering-out-food-value-chains <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-behind-barcode-4-key-ways-take-human-suffering-out-food-value-chains"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/95714lpr-mary-1240.jpg?itok=LXNF1rwB" width="210" height="110" alt="Mary Paula Lanuzie, Northern Ghana. Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam" title="Mary Paula Lanuzie, Northern Ghana. Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-behind-barcode-4-key-ways-take-human-suffering-out-food-value-chains"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 4 key ways to take human suffering out of food value chains: Look Behind the Price</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">21 June 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>Supermarkets are increasingly squeezing the price they pay their suppliers. This, coupled with the weakening influence of small-scale farmers and workers is causing human rights violations, inequality, and poverty. Here's how to fix this.</p></div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:29:25 +0000 Irit Tamir 81609 at http://l.blogs.oxfam 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-6-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-food-shopping <div class="field field-name-blog-main-image-absolute"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-6-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-food-shopping"><div class="field field-name-field-main-blog-image"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/styles/blogmain-list-embed/public/blogimages/main/price-header-1920x1080.jpg?itok=dWARZ9az" width="210" height="110" alt="Behind the Price header graphic" title="Behind the Price header graphic" /></div></a></div><h3 class="title blog-title"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-06-21-6-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-food-shopping"><span class="node-type-icon node-type-blog"></span>Blog: 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping</a></h3><div class="field field-name-post-date">21 June 2018</div><div class="field field-name-body"><p>For many of us, what happens before our food reaches our supermarket shelf is a bit of a mystery. How can we as customers, know whether the food we buy is free from human suffering?</p></div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:42:54 +0000 Olivia Paine 81606 at http://l.blogs.oxfam