Land acquisitions for food and fuel

Matias Margulis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics
EditorsPaul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789400709287
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2013


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


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