Two global campaigns launched focusing on ending hunger, reducing food waste

Published on January 24, 2013 at 3:31 AM · No Comments

"A coalition of 100 U.K. development charities and faith groups will on Wednesday launch [the If campaign,] a major campaign to lobby David Cameron, the prime minister, to use Britain's presidency of the G8 to leverage action on ending global hunger," the Guardian reports. "As well as more money for nutrition programs and small-scale farming, the coalition, which includes Oxfam, Save the Children, ONE, Christian Aid and Tearfund, is calling on the U.K. government to close loopholes that allow companies to dodge paying tax in poor countries; stop international land deals that are detrimental to people and the environment, and lobby the World Bank to review the impact of its funding for such deals; launch a convention on tax transparency at the G8 to 'reinvigorate the global challenge to tax havens'; and force governments and investors to be more open about their investments in poor countries," the newspaper writes (Ford, 1/22).

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