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Oxfam warns of future global hunger crisis unless rules on food markets are changed

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3605
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

The non-profit organisation Oxfam International has launched a global campaign to inform the public of the potential food shortage crisis facing the world, and to encourage policy makers to take decisive action to increase food production and ensure distribution to the world’s poor.

In a report released on 31 May as part of its GROW (Growing a Better Future) campaign, Oxfam says that decades of steady progress in fighting global hunger is now being reversed as demand increases faster than production, which is being negatively influenced by depleting natural resources, a scramble for fertile land and water, and the gathering pace of climate change. …

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