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TAKE ACTION: Tell Coke, Pepsi and ABF to Show Zero Tolerance for Land Grabs.


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Beverly
- 195 days ago - behindthebrands.org
Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods to make sure their sugar doesn't lead to land grabs.



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Beverly M. (85)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:44 pm
What have the world’s biggest food companies got to do with land grabs? More than you might think.

Companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) buy and produce huge amounts of sugar around the world. And as demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it on.

In Brazil and Cambodia, Oxfam found that companies that supply sugar to Coke and Pepsi have robbed farmers of their rights and kicked them off their land. ABF - the biggest sugar producer in Africa - is reported as linked to a range of other unresolved land disputes. Whole communities have lost their main source of food and income.

Companies like Coke, Pepsi and ABF hold significant influence over the sugar industry, but their policies are so slack that they don’t seem to know if their sugar is grown on grabbed land.

You can change this. Even the biggest food companies care what you think – because you buy what they sell.

So tell Coke, Pepsi, ABF and the rest to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs.

 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:54 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:54 pm
S&N thanks
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 10:56 pm
noted and signed
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:12 am
Noted and signed.
 

A F. (126)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:21 am
signed and noted!
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:32 am
Previously signed.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:14 am
noted
 

M watt (258)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:12 am
signed and ranted....lol. No sodas for me.
 

kate k g (448)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:09 am
Noted + signed too
 

Aaron Bouchard (105)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:10 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Barry T. (786)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:07 am
noted, shared, signed - thanks!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:48 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:50 pm
petition signed
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:45 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

norma laborie (31)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:46 pm
sygned
 

Birgit W. (135)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:06 pm
Signed.
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:33 pm
N&S
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:00 pm
Signed
 

William & Katri D. (77)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:12 pm
Signed * Thank You Beverly
 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:22 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

june t. (62)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 11:51 pm
this is sad...
 

Karen Chestney (95)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:13 am
Petition ---noted---and---signed. Thanks.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:04 am
signed & noted
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:22 am
Signed (finally)
26,856 have taken action. Sign the petition and share this to help us reach our goal of 40,000!
 

Rolfe Baltzer (6)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:45 pm
I'm down to my last bottle of Pepsi! ( Very Last)
 

Dimitris Dallis (62)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 11:39 pm
Signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:04 pm
Done
 
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