Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Enough food for Everyone: Four Big Ifs

From a coalition of 100 major charities, a new campaign. For example, a release from Christian Aid:

Hunger is the world's most shocking problem and our toughest challenge. One in eight people on this planet lives with the pain of hunger. And yet our planet provides enough food for everyone. It's unfair, it's unjust, and - it's totally preventable. We can push world leaders to end this injustice by tackling four big IFs .

And the four Ifs are:
  • Tax. We stop big companies dodging taxes in poor countries, so that millions of people can free themselves from hunger.
  • Aid. We make the right investments to stop people dying from hunger, and help the poorest people feed themselves.
  • Land. We stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and use crops to feed people, not fuel cars.
  • Transparency. We force governments and big corporations to be honest and open about their actions that stop people getting enough food.

We are delighted to see this campaign, with TJN's core concerns right at the heart of it. This marks real progress. 100 major charities and an assortment of many people, including Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, are supporting this campaign.


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