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Introducing the issue

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How banks cause hunger - Infographic explaining how food speculation works and what can be done about it.

Frequently asked questions - A factsheet that answers all those questions you've ever wanted to ask to understand this campaign. Topics include financial markets, food prices and financial regulations.

Betting on hunger - An 8 page booklet to help to give you an introduction to food speculation: how it impacts the poor, what speculation is and what can be done about it.

Glossary of terms - A jargon busting guide to steer you through all the technical lingo that is associated with financial markets.

Not a game: speculation vs food security - Oxfam briefing showing the problems about food speculation and what can be done to deal with it.

Transforming our food system: the movement for food sovereignty - An introduction to an alternative approach to the food system that's emerging from the global south and how you can help to put it into practice.

Public statements and submissions

Statement by over 100 organisations calling for excessive speculation on food to be curbed - An international call for action from signatories including the Africa Development Interchange Network (Cameroon), Alianza Mexicana por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos (Mexico) and the Seed Institute (Kenya)

WDM's response to European consultation on financial reform - WDM's consultation response provides detailed analysis and presents an evidence base for regulating excessive speculation on food derivatives.

WDM's response to the high level planel of experts on food security and nutrition consultation on food price volatility.



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