26 Aug 2013 Common Dreams
Colombia nationwide strike against 'free trade,' privatization, poverty
At least 200,000 people blocked roads and launched protests across Colombia against free trade agreements, land grabs and other policies of poverty and privatization pushed by US-backed right-wing President Juan Manuel Santos.
14 Aug 2013 Polo Democrático Alternativo
Colombia: Violación a la ley, corrupción y complicidad del gobierno de Santos
Durante un bien documentado debate y con sólidas pruebas, el senador Jorge Enrique Robledo demostró cómo algunas empresas con la complicidad de poderosos bufetes de abogados se han apropiado ilegalmente de baldíos.
12 Aug 2013 News Press
Cameroun : Le projet d'Herakles Farms menace les espèces en danger
Une nouvelle étude démontre que le projet de plantation de palmiers à huile d'Herakles Farm pourrait détruire l'habitat unique d'espèces menacées tels que les chimpanzés du Nigeria-Cameroun et le Drill.
31 Jul 2013 Truthout
Land to the tillers: Responses to land grabs
Land reform movements, organizations of indigenous peoples, small farmers, and other citizens are responding to the increased sacking of land and other natural resources throughout the global South.
17 Jul 2013 MercoPress
Chinese market for beef soaring; companies after overseas farms and processors
Chinese meat firms are looking abroad to scout for potential acquisition targets among beef farmers and processors.
15 Jul 2013 Dow Jones
Black River targets at least $400m for second agriculture fund
Black River Asset Management, owned by food giant Cargill, is targeting $400m for its 2nd ag-focused investment fund. So far, the bulk of the financing has come from a US teachers' pension fund.
19 Jun 2013 IPS
US, Malaysia lead worldwide ‘land grabs’
Africa is the main target for “land grabs” by foreign investors, according to a new report on large-scale land acquisitions around the world released June 10.
18 Jun 2013 AP
Mo. moves to lift ban on foreign farm ownership
Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a US business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural land.
13 Jun 2013 Investir au Cameroun
Deux Ong camerounaises demandent aux USA d’initier une enquête sur les pratiques d’Herakles Farms
Ils ont saisi le gouvernement américain pour un recours afin qu’une enquête urgente et approfondie soit ouverte sur les allégations de corruption faites autour des opérations de la société SGSOC, filiale de la firme américaine Herakles Farms
12 Jun 2013 Bloomberg
Smithfield embodies China’s record hunger for farm assets
China is headed to spend a record this year on food assets and farms after a $32.7 billion splurge in the past five years and just $4.2 billion in the prior half-decade, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
10 Jun 2013 Reuters
Foreign owner laws may stymie China's US pork move
Decades-old laws barring foreign ownership of farmland in Iowa, Missouri and at least three other Midwest states may complicate Chinese company Shuanghui International's $4.7 billion planned purchase of US pork powerhouse Smithfield Foods.
06 Jun 2013 IRA Financial Group
Retirement investors looking to purchase farmland with their self-directed IRA LLC
US investors are increasingly looking to purchase farmland with their retirement funds to take advantage of the tax benefits of a Self-Directed IRA LLC


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