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The Right to Food: Corporate, Foreign Gov’t Land Grab Causing Hunger in Poor Countries

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De
Schutter, joins us to discuss 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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