Touch the Soil News #1044 (Feature photo – Backyard Garden – GNU Free Doc License)
To help put that into perspective, there is value in being sensitive to events overseas. The international forum Farmlandgrab.org just published a short piece on the Great Polish Land Grab.
The story has common themes around the world. Local and indigenous farmers are being forced out of business because they cannot afford to buy farmland. The influx of foreign capital is raising the price of farmland beyond what farmers can afford. Often, there are local henchmen that aid foreign interests in acquiring the land out from under a particular nation’s farmers.
Polish farmers are complaining that Polish farmland is being swallowed up by companies from Denmark and Germany.
You can read the full story here as you contemplate the risk to food in your nation from outside capital.