30 May '12, 7pm

Land grabbing hurts the world’s poor more than climate change:

Land grabbing hurts the world’s poor more than climate change:

Over the last few years, I became aware of this hidden revolution taking place around the world: the buying up of vast swaths of land by foreign entities from beneath its occupiers. Soaring grain prices in 2007/2008 led to countries such as Saudi Arabia and South Korea worrying about their national food security and buying up overseas land. Then speculators and investors started piling in on the back of that. The net result is that poor farmers and cattle herders across the world are being thrown off their land. Land grabbing is having more of an impact on the lives of poor people than climate change. No one has put together the global picture of land grabbing so I wanted to take a closer look.

Full article: http://grist.org/article/land-grabbing-hurts-the-worlds-p...

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