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'Enough Food for Everyone If' campaign

IF_campaign.jpgAndrew Smith MP attended a shared breakfast to help launch 'Enough Food for Everyone If...' in Oxford.

Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people worldwide by 2025. However, if global food supplies were distributed more fairly, there is enough food for everybody.

Andrew said: "It is shocking that although we live in a world with enough food for everyone, every hour, three hundred children die from malnutrition, and millions more face a daily struggle to find food.

"It is morally imperative that Britain, the G8 and the Governments of all developed nations to act decisively to tackle the global food crisis."

Major public figures, including philanthropists Bill Gates and Desmond Tutu have publically backed the campaign, which aims to ensure that every child can live a life free from hunger.

The campaign has a number of key objectives, including action by governments to keep their commitments on aid and to invest money to stop children dying from malnutrition and provide investment in small farmers to help the poorest people feed themselves.

The campaign also highlights the need for global action to increase the transparency of land acquisitions and improve land governance and rights for the world's poorest people, and for governments worldwide to close loopholes in the law that allow this to happen.

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