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Massive Theft of Developing World's Farmland

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The mass acquisition or lease of arable land in developing countries, especially in Africa, by foreign investors - a practice aggravated by the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007 - has reached record highs, according to several new studies.

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Past Member (0)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:27 pm
not good

Past Member (0)
Monday April 23, 2012, 5:09 pm
Noted.. Thanks.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday April 23, 2012, 6:01 pm
This is another Care2 News article:

Africa Sitting on Sea of Groundwater Reserves

Environment (tags: climate, climate-change, green, ecosystems, environment, GoodNews, water, world, climatechange )
Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.

I wouldn't count on that NOT happening. I wouldn't bet against it!
[Who but the Mega-Corporations would have access to the hi-tech drilling methods to access underground water reserves? And, as in this article, we ALREADY KNOW they have absolutely NO COMPUNCTIONS about stealing other peoples', other Continents', most basic Natural Resources.....]

When in the "developed countries" the Water Resources are depleted because of Fracking, Pollution by herbicides and pesticides, Radioactive Waste, Mining, etc. etc. -- what a chance for the Corporations to move in and make their Profit$$$ out of misery on TWO Continents!

Ludwig Krause (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 12:28 am
Please African leaders - protect what you have.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 3:41 am
"...Most land is used to produce inputs for so called biofuels..." This is so very wrong!

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 5:07 am
Biofuels kill people by takeing their food. Diesel- the fuel beloved of the Greens- 20 times more dangeous to human health than gasoline. WAKE UP - WE ARE BEING CONNED AND KILLED BY THESE 'GREEN' SCAMS!!!

Judith Emerson (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 8:58 am
Can Bill Gates be considered a true philanthropist when he's buying so much of Africa's fertile farmland to be planted w/GMO crops? And he was a member of the notorious ALEC?

Ck out PEOPLE of EARTH, this morning at 6am in the KPFT archives: Organic farmers winning against the Monster Monsanto! -

Judy C (97)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:50 am
This article is very informative. I didn't know the land grabbing was so extensive. It needs to be stopped. Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 1:34 pm
We must end this unnatural greed and devastation.

Angela N (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 3:18 pm
Thanks :D

Justina Gil (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 3:38 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 4:18 pm
This shouldn't be allowed!

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Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:38 pm
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