Food and Voices

In a global food industry worth trillions of dollars, far too many of the people behind our food are suffering, working long hours in inhumane conditions for little reward.

In this blog we’ll be exposing the root causes of the problem, sharing the stories of farmers, food workers and campaigners, and showing how supermarkets and governments can help to end this injustice.


Activists demonstrate outside a Whole Foods in Boston as part of the launch of Oxfam's Behind the Barcodes campaign. Credit: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam

Blog: Supermarkets: Time to end the human suffering in your supply chains

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.

Mary Paula Lanuzie, Northern Ghana. Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Blog: 4 key ways to take human suffering out of food value chains: Look Behind the Price

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.

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Blog: 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping

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?

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