Over the past five years, at least 39 farmers have killed themselves rather than leave their land. The figures are a stark reminder of how China’s new wave of urbanization is at times a violent struggle between a powerful state and stubborn farmers.
Notwithstanding a tokenistic proposed reduction (primarily due to minor cuts to the food stamp program, ‘Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’) the total combined value of subsidies and food aid under the new Farm Bill is set to remain the same at roughly US$100 billion annually.
The view that increased crop production is the strategy most likely to achieve global food security could in reality allow farmland to encroach on valuable ecosystems, have a disastrous impact on forests and might not solve food security and nutrition problems, scientists say.
Ghana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali and Sudan are the five African countries most affected by the grabbing of agricultural land by foreign investors, according to an international study obtained by PANA Thursday in Paris, France.
The Beautiful Historic City of Christchurch New Zealand is being swindled in a Global Attack through the United Nations 'Agenda 21' (New World Order!) The NZ Government, Local Councils through the international ICLEI, CCP NZ & Covenant of Mayors. RMA (Resource Management Act)
THE Provincial Board of Misamis Oriental is reportedly determined to further investigate the alleged “land grabbing” issue in Opol town as it is set to invite all concerned individuals to shed light before the board during its session next week.
Earlier this month Brazilian pulp and paper giant Suzano Papel e Celulose gained approval for the world’s most advanced trial of genetically modified (GM) trees to meet the global demands of biomass energy expansion.
“Belonging is a privilege, and has its price.” (Kostof, p.11)
Throughout history, the overwhelming trend has been towards urbanization. In the developed world's past and the developing world's present, spurts of growth result in rural to urban migration...