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Photo: Campaigners in the Philippines push for food security. Credit: Vin Aranas/GRAISEA2 PMU

Blog: One Year of Action To End Human Suffering Behind Our Food

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!

Seafood worker. Photo: Adrian Mulya/TheSustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: How are supermarkets taking responsibility for ending human suffering in their food?

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.

Oxfam Novib campaigners hand over 23,000 signatures to Albert Heijn staff, as part of the Behind the Barcodes Campaign. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Blog: Largest Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn takes action on human rights after Oxfam Novib campaign

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.

Seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: From Zero to Heroine: 4 ways supermarkets can better support women

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.

Sorting shrimp at the trader’s warehouse, Lamongan seafood auction site, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: Kemal Jufri/Oxfam

Blog: 4 critical ways global seafood retailers can give their consumers confidence

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?

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?

A farmer is watering his banana trees, in Brazil. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Blog: "The Aldi price": It’s time to peel the banana scandal

German supermarket chains are partly responsible for substantially undercutting the legal minimum price for bananas in Ecuador, which has dire consequences for small agricultural producers and plantation workers.

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