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Join WDM in taking part in this year's Blog Action Day
As a regular reader of this blog you know that we’ve been campaigning for regulation of speculation on food prices for the last 18 months or so. We were therefore pleased to see that the topic of this year’s Blog Action Day, on 16 October, is food.
The idea behind Blog Action Day – originally started in 2007 – is that on one day a year bloggers from around the world unite and write about one particular topic. Previous topics include water, climate change and poverty and last year 5,600 bloggers from 143 countries took part.
On the day itself WDM staff members will be blogging about food speculation. But what about you? Here are three things that you could do:
1. Write a blog post!
After all, this is the main point of the day. Just register your blog now, then on 16 October post your blog entry on Twitter using the hashtag #BAD11. We’d love it if you were to write about food speculation and you can find lots of resources to help you on our food speculation resources web page.
2. Take action!
Proposals to regulate food speculation are currently being drawn up in Europe. However, the UK government is determined to water them down and is a major stumbling block. Write to the Treasury, asking it to support strong and effective regulation now.
3. Share our infographic!
To make what is a fairly technical issue more accessible we produced an infographic on food speculation. Have a look at it and share it with your friends.
Pontus is web officer at WDM. He looks after WDM’s websites, social media channels, emails and anything else digital.