Oxfam report says over last decade land bought by foreign interests in the global south could grow food for a billion people. Most is slated for export crops.
Land grabbed is eight times the size of the UK, and each day, land the size of London is purchased. Often times these land grabs result in forced evictions of inhabitants.
Geary, Kate, "Our Land, Our Lives, time out on the global land rush," Oxfam International, Oct. 4, 2012, http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/‘our-land-our-lives’.
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