Gambling with nature: A risky investment

In the last ten years, pension funds and other large investment funds have invested more and more in agricultural land as a part of their financial portfolios, contributing to increasing human rights violations and environmental destruction.

ICSID roundup: Hungary

British agricultural company Magyar Farming Co. Ltd., along with two Hungarian companies called Kintyre KFT and Inicia ZRT, hit Hungary with an ICSID claim on Aug. 1.

Foreign investors are snapping up US farms

American farmland is becoming popular with overseas investors—and that’s making people nervous. Italian buyers purchased 102,000 acres, New Zealand bought around 18,000, and Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates went in on more than 15,000 acres.