Water grabbing occurring at ‘alarming rates’

SciDevNet: Deals in which rich foreign corporations and countries buy or lease agricultural land abroad result in nearly half a trillion cubic metres of fresh water also being grabbed each year -- often enough to grow sufficient food to abate undernourishment in the 'grabbed countries', a paper reveals. The majority of land grabbing takes place in Africa and Asia, and the amount of grabbed water per capita often exceeds the water requirements needed to provide a balanced diet to residents in the grabbed nations,......

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