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The Coca-Cola Company declares ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs

Multinational soft drink giant Coca-Cola today agreed to take steps to stop the practice of land grabs among its network of suppliers after more than 225,000 people signed petitions and took action in support of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights. The company committed its bottlers and franchise holders to do […]

Soaring demand for sugar fuels land grabs

The biggest names in the food and drink industry, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts throughout their networks of suppliers, says international agency Oxfam in a new report.

The report, ‘Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs’, highlights examples of land grabs and disputes linked to companies that supply sugar for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products, and allegations of land disputes among suppliers of Associated British Foods – whose brands include Twinings and Ovaltine.

This World Food Day, Eat Local to Feed Global

Oxfam is encouraging Australians to host a meal to raise awareness of how we can all help tackle global hunger, in the lead-up to World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October.

Oxfam Australia’s Eat Local Feed Global spokesperson Kelly Dent said that as World Food Day approached, thousands of people around the world were taking action in support of tackling global hunger.

New rankings show food and drink companies slowly improving policies

Nestle, Unilever and Coca-Cola are slowly improving their social and environmental policies since the launch of Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign seven months ago, while Kellogg’s remains towards the bottom of the pile.

The Behind the Brands scorecard ranks the world’s ten biggest food and drink companies on their social and environmental policies and how they conduct business in poor countries, urging them to do better to strengthen their efforts to prevent hunger, fight poverty and protect the environment.

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