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Go behind the brands you buy

Posted by Al Kinley Digital Influencer

26th Feb 2013

Horsemeat scandal got you wondering where your food really comes from? Well, we've got good news and bad news.

The good news: Oxfam has just released a simple way for you to find out which of the biggest food and drinks companies have the best - and the worst - social and environmental policies.

The bad news: None of the 'Big 10' companies - including - Coca-Cola, Kellogg's and Nestlé - score well on protecting farmers, local communities and the environment. It's time to start piling the pressure on.

Explore the scorecard, and take action

Why have we made this "interactive scorecard"? To help you put pressure on these food giants to improve their policies - and help poor people around the world. Through the website you can petition the companies to change their behaviour, and share the facts with your friends.

As our Chief Exec put it, "consumers have the right to know how their food has been produced and the impact this has on the world's poorest people who are growing the ingredients. Companies have a responsibility to treat local producers, communities and environments with respect.

"We are calling on the public to pile pressure on the 'Big 10' food and drinks companies so they stop being part of the problem, and begin to play their part in providing solutions to the scandal which sees hundreds of millions of people go hungry, despite there being more than enough food in the world to feed everyone."

Check out the scorecard and take action

Blog post written by Al Kinley

Digital Influencer

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