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Food and drink industry makes progress on development: Oxfam

Many of the world's top food and beverage companies are taking steps to improve their social and environmental impact on poor countries, although there is still much more to do, development group Oxfam ...
In the Media by Emma Thomasson (Reuters)

Op-Ed: 85 people richer than half of world's population- Oxfam

Sydney - If Oxfam’s research is correct, the world’s economy is a lot more inefficient than anyone ever dreamed. This isn’t about “distribution of wealth”, it’s about access to wealth, and it’s a very ugly picture.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 78 comments

Oxfam: World's 100 richest individuals earn enough to end poverty

London - The UK-based charity Oxfam says in a new report that the income of the world's richest one percent has increased by 60 percent in the last 20 years.The report says the world's 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end extreme poverty four times over.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Op-Ed: GOP puts Chicken Little out of job — News we didn’t see in 2012

Sydney - Mainstream media is to democracy what sexual diseases are to public health- Selectively ignorant excuses for morality, however ridiculous and misleading. MSM is a medium which wouldn’t understand a message if it got pregnant with one.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Young fans of 'Hunger Games' join global food justice movement

As Suzanne Collin's movie, "The Hunger Games," makes its $90 billion movie debut, it will be used to bring together a global food justice movement of young fans through the International Oxfam and Harry Potter Alliance’s Imagine Better Project.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

The Great Western Landgrab set to devour Third World: Research

As much as 227 million hectares – an area the size of Western Europe – have been sold, leased or licensed in largescale land deals in the developing world since 2001, mostly by international investors.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

Pakistan remains unprepared for monsoon season: Oxfam

Islamabad - As Pakistan continues its recovery from the 2010 floods that devastated the country, the state remains unprepared as the latest monsoon season looms.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Food to be worth an arm and a leg by 2030?

I'm a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Fine juice beverages in the morning, perhaps with something semi-edible. A bed to sleep in sans cockroaches or bed bugs. Yet I find myself all too often counting my pennies to ensure even those luxuries.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 7 comments

Oxfam: International community should donate more to Pakistan

The British aid agency Oxfam has slammed the international response to the flood crisis in Pakistan and has described it as "feeble and woefully inadequate". Britain needs to donate more, according to the aid agency.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments

Oxfam takes £100,000 blow as Federer exits Wimbledon

Roger Federer's defeat to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon this week not only lost the defending champion his title, but also cost Oxfam a cool £100,000 in potential donations.
In the Media by David Masters
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