31 May '11, 11am

Reading - #Food system broken, @Oxfam warns (@earthtimes)

Reading - #Food system broken, @Oxfam warns (@earthtimes)

''The food system is pretty well bust in the world'', says Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking. A broken food system, together with environmental crises, are creating millions more hungry people. At the start of 2011, there were 925 million hungry people worldwide, but this number could peak to one billion by the end of this year. On June 1, Oxfam is launching the new global campaign GROW to tackle some of the big problems at the heart of our food system. This campaign is accompanied by a report, entitled ''Growing a Better Future: Food justice in a resource-constrained world'', which will be published on the same date. This publication catalogues the symptoms of a broken system and identifies measures necessary for a better future, based on more effective management of agriculture, ecological actions and food crises . The food system is currently being placed by intens...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/going-green/food-system-broken-...

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