Your family goes to bed hungry every night. You scrape just enough money together each day to feed them, but today at the market, the prices of basic foods like rice have jumped. What do you do?
Give your kids less? Eat less yourself?
This dilemma is real. Food prices in recent years have hit record levels, causing riots in 25 countries. Farmers who are producing the world’s food can no longer feed their families.
Our food system is broken…but not beyond repair. Oxfam is launching a major campaign to take on the policies and corporations that control how much food gets produced, where it goes, who eats and who doesn’t – and we need your help.
Hunger isn’t about too many people and too little food. Our world produces enough food for all of us. So why does one in seven people still go to bed hungry each night?
A small handful of corporations control the vast majority of the food we eat. Local elites and frantic investors are grabbing up land we desperately need. Crops are being turned into fuel for SUVs. The causes are complex, but the solutions are pretty simple. And every one of us can make a difference, right now.
Together, over the coming months, we’ll push for a few simple but powerful changes to ensure our planet is ready to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Here’s how we’ll do it:
We aren’t saying it’s going to be easy. But together, we can make sure there is a place at the table for 9 billion people.
Vicky Rateau, Campaign Manager, GROW
- Oxfam launches Food Justice Campaign: GROW (wagnerfpa.wordpress.com)
- “OXFAM says food prices will double by 2030” and related posts (povertynewsblog.blogspot.com)
- World’s food system broken, Oxfam warns (independent.co.uk)
- Food Prices Will Double by 2030: Oxfam (newser.com)
- [From the web] Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- Oxfam: Food prices to double by 2031 – UPI.com (news.google.com)
- Oxfam: ‘Broken’ food system leaving millions hungry (via This Just In) (techweev.com)
- Rising food prices could press the poor into hunger, warns Oxfam (plantwise.org)
- New Report: World Hunger Issues To Grow As Food Prices Double (huffingtonpost.com)
- EU accused of dragging feet on global food security (foodsecuritysm.wordpress.com)