Holy land or a commodity?

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Since the food crisis of 2008, food justice activists have warned that
governments in concert with multinational corporations have accelerated a
worldwide "land grab" to buy up vast swaths of arable land in poor
countries. According to The Economist magazine, between 37 to 49
million acres of farmland were put up for sale in deals involving
foreign nationals between 2006 and mid-2009.

Mittal_01 A friend pointed out how the land grabbing going on now is nothing new to what Native American, Hispanic and Black farmers and communities have faced for centuries. But, the current scale of the land grabs is tremendous. Take a look at what is happening in this interview of Anuradha Mittal — executive director of the Oakland Institute and keynote speaker at past PC(USA) conferences — by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!




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