Who controls the food system?

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    Oxfam's new report: Growing a Better Future describes a new age of growing crisis: food price spikes and oil price hikes, devastating weather events, financial meltdowns, and global contagion. Behind each of these, slow-burn crises smoulder: creeping and insidious climate change, growing inequality, chronic hunger and vulnerability, the erosion of our natural resources.

    Based on the experience and research of Oxfam staff and partners around the world and, Growing a Better Future shows how the food system is at once a driver of this fragility and highly vulnerable to it, and why in the twenty-first century it leaves 925 million people hungry.

    The report presents new research forecasting price rises for staple grains in the range of 120–180 per cent within the next two decades, as resource pressures mount and climate change takes hold.

    Growing a Better Future supports a new campaign with a simple message: another future is possible, and we can build it together.

    http://www.oxfam.org/grow/

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    1. Éothain 57 months ago | reply

      Interesting

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    3. Oxfam International 55 months ago | reply

      @mlhradio ~ oops, thanks for the reminder - done!

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