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

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Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods to make sure their sugar doesn't lead to land grabs.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
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. (94)
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 (407)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:12 am
Noted and signed.

Athena F. (131)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:21 am
signed and noted!

Gloria picchetti (310)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:32 am
Previously signed.

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

Madeleine watt (243)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:12 am
signed and No sodas for me.

kate K. (482)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:09 am
Noted + signed too

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:10 am
signed and noted thanks

Barry AWAY T. (938)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:07 am
noted, shared, signed - thanks!

Roger Garin-michaud (154)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:48 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks

. (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:50 pm
petition signed

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:45 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.

norma laborie (33)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:46 pm

Birgit W. (159)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:06 pm

Christeen Anderson (662)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:33 pm

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

Katie and Bill D. (115)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:12 pm
Signed * Thank You Beverly

Judy C. (102)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:22 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

june t. (66)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 11:51 pm
this is sad...

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:13 am
Petition ---noted---and---signed. Thanks.

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:04 am
signed & noted

Ben Oscarsito (259)
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)

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 11:39 pm

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Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:04 pm
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