Eat Fair, Beat Hunger! sign now

According to the UN World Food Programme, 25 000 people die of hunger everyday, and 854 000 people don't have enough to eat to lead a dignified life . And yet there is more than enough to go around. What went wrong? Fairfood holds western trade policies largely responsible, and envisages part of the solution on the western consumer's plate: fair consuming can feed the world!

What are Fairfoods objectives?
Fairfoods three main objectives are:
- to raise public awareness about the relation between western consumer behaviour, and hunger and poverty in developing countries;
- to increase the share of fair products in every consumers shopping basket;
- to contribute to the sustainability of production chains of food and beverage products.

Example: soy
Did you know that soy is processed in almost 60\% of all food and beverage products available in our supermarkets?! Soy beans are mainly cultivated in India, the United states, China, Argentina and Brazil, and are used in industrial products such as oils, soap, cosmetics, solvents, but also in animal feed.

Why is the soy sector so problematic?
Huge areas of rainforest have already fallen victim to the illegal cultivation of soy, and demand is rising. Inevitably, the extra land needed is the source of many conflicts. Large companies, for example, infamously try to cease land of small farmers. Additionally, working conditions in these regions are poor, wages are low, living conditions are intolerable and workers have little or no access to medical support. In some places even modern slavery occurs.

A solution
In 2004, the so-called Basel criteria were drawn up in order to provide a working definition of acceptable soy production that can be used by individual retailers and producers. According to these criteria, soy is cultivated in a sustainable manner which ensures the economic advantages of soy production not to harm the people or the environment.

Fairfood wants to encourage companies to adopt and promote fair soy cultivation to ensure that you can enjoy a fair meal. Therefore we need your support to sign for fair soy.

I sign this petition to support Fairfood in its fight for fair food and beverage products, whose production and trade contribute to the eradication of hunger and poverty in developing countries, and to the sustainability of production chains.

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