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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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African artists are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises and invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture.

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Women search for cereals grains in anthills, Chad. Photo: Irina Fuhrmann/Oxfam

The Netherlands is No. 1 in the world for having the most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, beating France and Switzerland into second place. Chad is last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola, according to a new food database by worldwide development organization Oxfam.

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Ceveriano surveys a sugar plantation, Guatemala. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.

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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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