Behind the Price

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.

“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.” - Dolores Huerta

Blog: Five Inspirational Quotes about Food, Hunger and Changing the World

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.

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

Blog: A life of toil: Women in the seafood industry

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.

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

Blog: Bold ambitions bring big responsibilities: Tackling the human suffering behind our food

Oxfam welcomes Roland Waardenburg’s blog as his contribution to the debate around the issues we are putting forth in our report Ripe for Change and Behind the Barcodes campaign provides us with an opportunity to explain our approach and theory of change.

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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