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Battle of the Brands

Blog: Battle of the Brands: The Annual Scorecard Update

Twice a year, Oxfam takes a look at publically available information on the agricultural sourcing policies of the top ten food and beverage companies. These are the same companies that make a large portion of what you buy everyday. Here's our latest assessment of how well the top 10 Food & Beverage companies are performing on 7 themes: Transparency, Women, Workers, Farmers, Land, Water, and Climate. 

Blog: World leaders at Davos: Show us your climate credentials!

When more than 400 000 people joined th

Winnie Byanyima and Amina J Mohammed at the #PeoplesClimate march in New York

Blog: Turning up the heat on Climate action – no time for delay

By Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International's Executive Director - Climate change is no longer just coming. It’s here already. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives lost as a result of weather-related disasters. And the financial cost of this chaos has been immense - almost half a trillion dollars – three times the costs in the whole of the 1970s.

Burning Forests in Indonesia

Blog: What’s really in your morning bowl of cereal?

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: the new UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald (Creative Commons licence http://ow.ly/ygbBv)

Blog: The golden goal of a lifetime: 5 step plan for Jose Mourinho to help beat hunger

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.

Behind the Brands

Blog: 4 steps food companies can take to help stop climate change

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.

Blog: Two years on: What became of 'The Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests?'

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”).

How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

Blog: How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

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.

Pushing PepsiCo to the Max on land grabs

Blog: Pushing PepsiCo to the Max on land grabs

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.

Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

Blog: Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

When customers speak, businesses listen. It’s an old adage in business that Oxfam and its supporters tested to see if this would be true on issues of sustainability and human rights.

We launched the Behind the Brands Scorecard a year ago, to highlight issues in the supply chains of the Big 10 food and beverage companies: Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

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