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Climate change set to worsen hunger: new report

25 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, according to an Oxfam report released today.

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

19 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 272,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.

The Coca-Cola Company declares ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs

8 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Multinational soft drink giant Coca-Cola today agreed to take steps to stop the practice of land grabs among its network of suppliers after more than 225,000 people signed petitions and took action in support of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights. The company committed its bottlers and franchise holders to do […]

Tackling hunger must remain priority: World Food Day

16 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government must continue to invest in food security given the number of hungry people is on the rise in some regions including West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Oxfam Australia said on World Food Day (16 Oct).

Tackling hunger must remain priority: World Food Day

16 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government must continue to invest in food security given the number of hungry people is on the rise in some regions including West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, Oxfam Australia said on World Food Day (16 Oct).

A not so sweet sugar rush

3 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Most of us know that sugar in large quantities isn’t good for us.

But there are some hidden nasties in the sugar story that we don’t know about.

Soaring demand for sugar fuels land grabs

2 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The biggest names in the food and drink industry, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts throughout their networks of suppliers, says international agency Oxfam in a new report.

The report, ‘Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs’, highlights examples of land grabs and disputes linked to companies that supply sugar for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products, and allegations of land disputes among suppliers of Associated British Foods – whose brands include Twinings and Ovaltine.

This World Food Day, Eat Local to Feed Global

1 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is encouraging Australians to host a meal to raise awareness of how we can all help tackle global hunger, in the lead-up to World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October.

Oxfam Australia’s Eat Local Feed Global spokesperson Kelly Dent said that as World Food Day approached, thousands of people around the world were taking action in support of tackling global hunger.

New rankings show food and drink companies slowly improving policies

17 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Nestle, Unilever and Coca-Cola are slowly improving their social and environmental policies since the launch of Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign seven months ago, while Kellogg’s remains towards the bottom of the pile.

The Behind the Brands scorecard ranks the world’s ten biggest food and drink companies on their social and environmental policies and how they conduct business in poor countries, urging them to do better to strengthen their efforts to prevent hunger, fight poverty and protect the environment.

Oxfam calls for Floriade volunteers

29 Aug 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is calling for volunteers to help out at its inspiring GROW Garden and stall at next month’s Floriade festival in Canberra.

The international development agency – one of two Floriade charity partners – will be showcasing its GROW campaign, which aims to raise awareness of how we can all contribute to tackling world hunger.