Sunday, June 30, 2013

Oxfam's #GROWChallenge

My friend, Jed Alegado of Oxfam Philippines, encourages us to take the #GROWChallenge.
I'm taking BUY LOCAL. What's yours?
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Our planet produces enough food for everyone, but today, one billion people will go hungry. This is the scandal of our generation, and at its core is control of the world’s resources in the hands of a small number of people. Hunger is about power. It is estimated that only a few hundred corporations make 70% of the decisions made in the global food system, including decisions about resources like land, water, seeds and farm and fishing technologies.
Launched in the Philippines in 2011, GROW is Oxfam’s global campaign for better ways to grow, share and live together. A campaign for the billions of us who eat food over a billion of men and women who grow it, to share solutions for a more hopeful future in which everyone always has enough to eat. Practical positive change starts with each one of us. Every time we choose food that’s produced fairly and sustainably, every time we cut our carbon footprint, and every time we press governments and companies to change their ways, we’re helping to make good things grow.
Share solutions for food, livelihood and the planet. Join the movement. Let’s grow a better way. Take the #GROWChallenge NOW!

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