Sugar Rush: Land Rights and the Supply Chains of the Biggest Food and Beverage Companies

A new report by Oxfam shows how one crop – sugar– has been driving large-scale land acquisitions and land conflicts at the expense of small-scale food producers and their families. Major food and beverage companies rarely own land, but they depend on it for the crops they buy, including sugar. These companies, says Oxfam, must urgently recognize this problem, and take steps to ensure that land rights violations and conflicts are not part of their supply chains.