Browsing the "Oxfam" Tag

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Kellogg’s, General Mills Among Oxfam’s Top 10 Food Bullies

A new Oxfam campaign published today, Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard, ranks social policies of food and beverage companies and things aren’t looking good for the top 10 food companies as evidenced by the headline: Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients According to Oxfam, the “Big 10” […]

February 26th

Five Food-Related Charities

Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Or who won’t even hint about what they want? Or maybe you just want to give something to those in need. These charities help people with groceries, farm animals, and vegetable gardens and also food safety, working conditions, and clean water.

On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, you might not want to leave the home. No problem. All these charities accept online donations.

December 24th

New York Times, Oxfam, & Others Pick Up the Climate Change–Food Insecurity Story

You may be getting tired of my stories on climate change and food, but I think this is a critical topic already significantly affecting the lives of tens of millions of people (or more) that will become increasingly important in the years to come (if we don’t do something to address climate change NOW).

I’m not the only one trying to draw a little more attention to this critical topic, but not many big media agencies have been doing so (yet). This weekend, though, the New York Times published an above-the-fold, 4000-word, front-page story on the matter! The title: A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself.

June 7th

Help Families Get Access to Clean Water

Imagine turning on the tap and having nothing come out. Now, imagine having no tap at all. For so many families, clean water is a luxury. Women walk miles every day to gather water for their families to drink and use for cooking. We’re so fortunate to have ready access to water that it’s easy […]

August 31st