What’s your pension funding? How UK institutional investors finance the global land grab.

140616FOTEOverconsumption and unsustainable living in the developed world has initiated a global race for land. This is a race that has impoverished communities, perpetuated hunger and destroyed the environment. From Liberia to Colombia there are documented examples of businesses purchasing land then putting potential profits high above local social andenvironmental considerations. In many cases food security has been undermined, forest and sensitive habitats have been destroyed, and lives have been lost. Yet the race continues, and the competitors show little sign of slowing down. More…

 

Source: Friends of the earth

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