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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.

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Oxfam Behind the Brands campaigners. Photo: Mike Kemp/Oxfam

Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies

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PepsiCo, help end land grabs!

Oxfam, the AFL-CIO, Trillium Asset Management and several other investors today filed a formal shareholder resolution urging PepsiCo to account for land rights violations in its supply chain. A recent investigation by Oxfam revealed that companies supplying sugar to PepsiCo and its franchisees have been implicated in violent land grabs, pushing small farmers off their land and undermining their livelihoods.

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Graphic: Coca-Cola Company listened

The Coca-Cola Company today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 225,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.

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Edliza Duarte worries about how the loss of their land will affect her family and fears for the health and future of her two children.

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Keo Chhorn, 63, with his 5-year-old son. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Keo Chhorn and other farmers lost their land to a sugar plantation seven years ago. But they’re not giving up their efforts to reclaim it.

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Maria Nazarete dos Santos, Pernambuco. Photo: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

The Federal Public Ministry will launch an investigation into delays in resolving one of the cases highlighted in the recent Oxfam report "Nothing sweet about it."

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Sugar plantation signs at the entrance to Jatayvary Indigenous Land in Brazil.

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains.

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Photo: Tractors on a sugarcane plantation.
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Sugarcane plantation occupies land of an Guarani-kaiowá indigenous community.

Many indigenous communities across Mato Gross do Sul are fighting for official recognition of their ownership of the land but it is a lengthy process - in the meantime agro-industrial companies have wasted no time in clearing the land which the community believes will be planted with sugar cane.

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