Who's behind the land grabs?

A slide show by GRAIN that profiles some of those who have been most actively pursuing or supporting farmland grabs around the world.

Hedge funds & African farms

The mad scramble for Africa. Critics say the financial firms that helped cause the global recession by inflating the real estate bubble -- are back. And this time they're being accused of pulling the same tricks with the world's food supply.

Claims of African 'land grab' spark controversy

A new report published this week claims farmers in Africa are being driven off their traditional lands to make way for vast new industrial farming projects backed by European hedge funds seeking profits and foreign countries looking for cheap food.