Tag Archives: access to land

Food security and biofuels

Biofuels are renewable because they’re made from plants or animals, which grow. But sometimes biofuels are produced in ways that are not sustainable. Hungry people sometimes pay the cost. Can food security and biofuels go hand in hand? Today Léna … Continue reading

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Food sovereignty: the next big idea

The Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) shows us an article by Raj Patel. Mr Patel says that ‘food sovereignty’ is the next big idea. My fellow blogger Noah Zerbe at Global Food Politics explains the difference between … Continue reading

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Green Rush to carve up Africa

‘There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland.’ So says Richard Schiffman at Farmland Grab. ‘A nation more associated with periodic … Continue reading

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When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

Originally posted on Grist:
Shutterstock Despite what Monsanto and a surprising number of science writers want you to think, GMOs aren’t the only high-tech game in town when it comes to food and agriculture. In fact, there are groups out…

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The G8′s great land-grab

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U.S., Malaysia Lead Worldwide ‘Land Grabs’

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
By Stephen Leahy    Uxbridge — Africa is the main target for “land grabs” by foreign investors, according to a new report on large-scale land acquisitions around the world released Monday. “Africa is the place for cheap…

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British allotments’ history

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from Britain says about itself: The English Enclosures July 19, 2011 The devastating enclosures of the English commons forced peasants into the labour market and the factories of the industrial revolution.…

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