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Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs

Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs

by Oxfam | October 1, 2013

Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign focuses on 10 of the world’s most powerful food and beverage companies : Associated British Foods (ABF), Coca – Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestle, PepsiCo and Unilever.

None of these companies has adequately addressed the major risks of land grabs or conflicts over land that could be taking place within their supply chains. The three agricultural commodities which pose the greatest risk of being linked to land grabs are sugar, soy, and palm oil. Of the three, sugar uses the most land for food production.

Media Briefing: Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs

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