A company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the U.S. and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from people accused of displacing communities.
People worldwide are eating more and more meat, leading to a loss of biodiversity, an increase in greenhouse gases and and land grabs in the global south. Brian Machovina says it's time to cut down.
Ethiopia boasts one of the strongest economies in Africa. But this comes at a heavy price for the country's farmers.
With profits increasingly threatened by rising fuel prices, airlines are turning to biofuels both to reduce costs and to give the industry a sustainable image.
The financial collapse of a project by UK-based Sun Biofuels shows how the development dream can quickly turn into a nightmare for local people.
Across Africa, corporations resist a global code of conduct that would ensure transparency, and local elites benefit from land sale deals that encourage corruption and increase food insecurity.