Food Safety and Sustainability

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    There is an urgent need for a food system that will sustain the world’s people both now and for future generations. It is widely cited that agricultural production will need to increase 70% to feed the global population of 9 billion expected by 2050. Moreover,as a result of unfair trade, production and distribution practices, today’s food system fails to provide equitable access to nutrition for nearly one in seven people. The situation is exacerbated by the impact of climate change, which has produced increased flooding, more frequent and enduring droughts and pollution. How businesses respond to these growing pressures on our world’s food supply will determine whether hunger and poverty are eradicated or soar to new heights.


    Featured ICCR Initiatives

    Financing Food Justice: Put your money where your mouth is - ICCR members and allies share their reflections on promoting food justice as part of our commemoration of 2014 Food Day

    Principles for a Faithful Farm Bill. The U.S. Farm Bill is a crucial mechanism for helping reduce malnutrition and strengthening rural communities.

    Food commodities speculation. ICCR members are calling for the imposition of meaningful speculative position limits across food commodity futures to limit excessive speculation and provide better and more stable price signals to famers and policy makers.


    Featured Resources

    Reporting Guidance for Responsible Palm Oil.

    Ceres report lists best practices for companies

    Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups to Fight Waste

    From NPR

    Recipes for a More Just Food System

    A Corporate Examiner story

    Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Sustainable and Equitable Food Production

    These principles are an articulation of ICCR's recommendations for corporate best practices for food production.

    ICCR Letter Calling for Limits on Food Commodites Speculation

    ICCR members are calling for the imposition of meaningful speculative position limits across food commodity futures to limit excessive speculation and provide better and more stable price signals to famers and policy makers.

    Agribusiness and the Right to Food

    The Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

    Behind the Brands

    Oxfam's in-depth report on how the world's biggest food companies do business.

    Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

    Intermarché - "Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables"

    How Europe is tackling food waste and increasing access to nutritious foods.

    Happy cows help save the planet

    Happy Cows Help Save the Planet: Climate Smart Agriculture in Costa Rica

    Climate smart agriculture in Costa Rica

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