Land grab in Africa by global hedge funds, American universities

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Photo of a sheep farm in South African (Image by Wikimedia user NJR ZA (cc:by-sa))

Harvard, Vanderbilt and other prominent US universities are taking part in deals to buy up large swaths of African land. The deals could affect global food prices in the future. Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute explains the situation to The World.

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