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Land Acquisitions for Food and Fuel

Margulis M (2014) Land Acquisitions for Food and Fuel. In: Thompson PB, Kaplan DM (ed.). Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 1325-1332.

The recent global proliferation of large-scale land acquisitions is for food and fuel is a new and significant issue in the study of food and agriculture ethics. This article examines large-scale land acquisitions for food and fuel from a global ethics perspective. The first section provides an overview of key definitions, characteristics and trends related to large-scale land acquisitions. The second section explores the idea of a global ethics and situates it within food and agriculture ethics. The third section poses and discuses two questions related to ethics of large-scale land acquisitions.

Large-scale land acquisitions; land grabbing; land grabs; land rush; foreign investment in agriculture; off-shore agricultural production; biofuel; agrofuel; bioenergy

EditorThompson PB, Kaplan DM
AuthorsMargulis Matias
Publication date2014
Place of publicationDordrecht
ISBN 978-94-007-0928-7
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