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The Right to Food: Corporate, Foreign Gov't Land Grab Causing Hunger in ...

Uploaded on Oct 28, 2010
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, speaks to Democracy Now! about his recent warning that some 500 million small farmers in poor countries are suffering from hunger, partly because foreign countries and corporations have bought up large tracts of land. We're also joined by Smita Narula, author of a new study suggesting that many of the land deals in Africa and South Asia lack transparency and could threaten local communities with eviction, undermine their livelihoods, and endanger their access to food.

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