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An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. Click the locations below to see who the players are in the global land grab. (From: The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth by Fred Pearce)

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Out this Tuesday, May 29, Fred Pearce’s The Land Grabbers looks at the unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, agribusiness, and more are buying up huge tracts of land all over the world. See some of these purchases in this flier.