GROW on display

Campaigning for change article written on the 11 Aug 2011

Photo: Lara McKinley/OxfamAUS

Have you seen our new GROW billboards up around Melbourne? Hopefully we can get in front of an entirely new audience as they drive home each day.

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet one in seven people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. So why does hunger exist in a world with enough food for all? Because hunger — along with obscene levels of waste and appalling environmental degradation — are by-products of our broken food system. A system under further pressure from extreme weather events, rising food prices and failing production.

Movements to transform our broken food system have sprung up everywhere. From Australia to Bangladesh, people are working together to alter the way we produce, consume and even think about food. Oxfam wants to build on our ongoing work and help grow these movements to foster a consensus for change.

We are at a turning point. Join with us and be part of a future where everyone has enough to eat, always. GROW brings together issues, elements and campaigns that Oxfam has been working on for decades, all under the one banner of securing food justice for all.

What you can do:

  • Check out the GROW Food Price map to understand what is happening around the world
  • Sign the GROW pledge to join our campaign and stay updated on actions
  • Take the food poll and let us know how you interact with the global food system
  • Tell us your ideas on how we should shape this campaign