Come GROW with us

Campaigning for change article written on the 31 May 2011

Soon there will be nine billion of us on the planet. Our societies must grow to meet our needs, so we can put enough food on the table for everyone.

Already, almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. And because too many of the ways we grow today are using up and destroying the natural resources on which we all rely.

We can grow in a better way – one that contributes much more to human wellbeing, and ensures that everyone on the planet will always have enough to eat.

Oxfam’s GROW campaign – supported by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former President Lula of Brazil, actress Scarlett Johansson and former Masterchef Australia winner Julie Goodwin – aims to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat.

“Food is not just essential to life: it brings us together. It’s at the heart of our families and our cultures. The world produces enough food for everyone.” – Julie Goodwin

Find out more about how you can get involved in GROW here.