Roaming veggies offer food for thought

Vegetables with a global message – the Oxfam Eat Local Feed Global mascots.
Vegetables with a global message – the Oxfam Eat Local Feed Global mascots.

The odd sight was part of Oxfam’s new Eat Local Feed Global campaign, which will be officially launched next month and aims to encourage people to host a meal for friends or family to raise awareness of global hunger.

WA Oxfam campaign coordinator Paddy Cullen said the funds raised would be used to help vulnerable communities whose food production was affected by unpredictable and dangerous weather patterns.

‘Despite the world producing enough food to feed everyone, one in eight people still go hungry every day,’ he said.

‘The single biggest contributor to this problem is climate change and it’s the world’s poorest communities who feel the greatest impact.

‘Changing conditions and extreme weather events such as prolonged droughts, massive floods, typhoons and rising sea levels, are making it more difficult for these communities to grow the food they need to survive.’

To register an event, visit www.oxfam.org.au.