With an increasingly uncertain global climate and unpredictable energy prices, nations and companies are going to ever more extreme lengths to guarantee access to food commodities. The rise of the ‘land grab’ is one of the most visible ways this is happening. Often exploiting the need of poorer countries for income, millions of acres of formerly sovereign territory are falling under foreign control to feed distant profits and people. Leading science author, Fred Pearce’s new book looks at the global impact of the rise in ‘land grabbing,’ while Molly Conisbee from the new social enterprise, Bread, Print & Roses tells a more personal tale of what it means to have access to your own plot of land.
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