Behind the food we buy are millions of people who grow, catch and process it, passing it along a supply chain until it ends up in our homes.
But in a global food industry worth trillions of dollars, far too many of the women and men behind our food are being forced into lives of hardship and suffering, working long hours in inhumane conditions for little reward.
As corporate food giants exercise more power over our food supply, an increasingly small portion of the money we pay for our food actually reaches hard-working farmers, fishers and workers at the start of the chain - in many cases, less than 10 percent.
The burden of this injustice falls more heavily on women. They do most of the lowest paid and least secure jobs, and face discrimination over pay and conditions.
We can change this
Something is desperately wrong when the food we buy in our supermarkets is produced by women and men going hungry themselves.
Human suffering should never be an ingredient in the food we eat. You can use your influence to campaign for real change and help us challenge those in power to make sure small-scale farmers, fishers and workers who produce our food are being treated and paid fairly.
We refuse to accept that exploitation and poverty should play any part in getting food to our supermarket shelves. Together, we can make sure the big supermarket chains put a stop to it for good.
Pledge to stand with the people #BehindThePrice and to call for:
- An end to inhumane and dangerous working conditions
- Fair pay
- Safe and decent work for women