Food, fuel and the global land grab - The Income Divide Food Wars | Trends in Sustainability | Scoop.it

Jan 3, 2012 - As land and water become scarce, as the earth’s temperature rises, and as world food security deteriorates, a dangerous geopolitics of food scarcity is emerging, writes Lester Brown

Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies. The result may be further economic disparities and even “food wars.”


Via pdjmoo, Hans De Keulenaer, SustainOurEarth