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Farmland Theft of the Century?


Touch the Soil News #651 (Feature Photo courtesy of ACT NOW) Down under – on a large island nation north of Australia called Papua New Guinea – one of the world’s largest land thefts is being uncovered and challenged. At the heart of the matter is a growing contention between the locals and their government. The locals accuse their government of illegally issuing SABLs – Special Agriculture Business Leases. At issue is that over the past few years massive amounts of land have been taken away from local holders without their foreknowledge or consent. Most of the SABLs are 99 year leases, to foreign companies and foreign interests – leveraging…

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