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Enough food for everyone IF: The issues


IF campaign: The issues

Our planet can provide enough food for everyone. Yet today, hunger is still the world's most shocking problem and our toughest challenge:

  • 1 in 8 people on this planet are living with the pain of hunger.
  • 2 million children die every year because they can't get enough to eat
  • People are denied access to land that could produce food.

It's unfair, it's unjust, and it's totally preventable. What's more, we believe a world free from hunger is achievable - and in our lifetime.

Find out more: IF campaign 

The issue: Aid

Development aid has already helped huge numbers of people across the world, but we know more and better aid is needed to fight hunger and malnutrition. Just giving vitamin A to children, for example, could save more than half a million lives every year. Another issue being faced is climate change - aid money can fund poor countries' responses to extreme weather, so they can grow enough to feed their people.

What happened on aid in the 2013 Budget?


The issue: Tax

Just like in the UK, many big companies don't pay the taxes they owe in developing countries. They're dodging their way out of huge sums every day - money which could help poor nations fund nutrition and agriculture programmes and support small scale farming. To stop this global scandal, governments need to close the international legal loopholes which allow companies to hide their profits abroad in tax havens.

What happened on tax at the G8?



The issue: Land

Some of the world's poorest farmers are losing their land to giant corporations who grab it to grow cash crops, or hold it to profit in the future from its value. These deals are being facilitated by investment banks and the World Bank. At the same time, biofuel demand means crops are used to fuel cars, not feed people. Together, landgrabs and biofuels are driving up food prices and reducing the land available for small farms to prosper.

What happened on land at the G8?


The issue: Transparency

Many governments and big companies hide behind a veil of secrecy; they'd rather not make information public about their impact on people's lives and on the environment. That means no one can hold them to account for actions that result in millions of people suffering from hunger. By strengthening laws that force them to be open and honest, we can make sure they don't get away with it.

What happened on transparency at the G8?


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