Call on Kelloggs and General Mills to take action on climate change
Hunger – the effect of climate change
Oxfam reports that the number of people at risk of hunger is predicted to increase by up to 20 percent by 2050 – a direct result of climate change.
“Already, almost 870 million of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. And because too many of the ways we grow today are using up and destroying the natural resources on which we all rely.” – Oxfam
Food companies and greenhouse gas emissions
Farmers around the world are going hungry. Droughts, floods and other natural disasters caused by climate change are stopping them from growing enough food to feed their families and make a living. Two of the biggest food and beverage companies are contributing to the problem by not fully disclosing most of their emissions, and not setting targets to reduce them. They also do business with companies that worsen climate change by burning down forests and over-using polluting fertilisers.
“For the food and beverage industry, climate change is a major threat. For millions of people, it means more extreme weather and greater hunger. The Big 10 companies are significant contributors to this crisis, yet they are not doing nearly enough to help tackle it.” – Oxfam
Oxfam’s ‘Feed People, Fight Climate Change’ campaign
Oxfam are heading a campaign to take our message to Kelloggs and General Mills.
“If thousands of us demand that Kellogg and General Mills companies reduce their harmful emissions and call for other companies and governments to do the same, we could take the climate change out of our food.” – Oxfam
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The ten biggest food and beverage companies in the world are slowly waking up to their responsibilities to help tackle some immense challenges facing the global food system. You can support Oxfam in their campaign to tell General Mills and Kellogg to stop climate change making people hungry. Sign the petition now: