The phenomenon of ‘land-grabbing’ has been denounced by La Via Campesina and many others as a threat to food sovereignty and local food security.

One manifestation of this, in the Australian context, is the relentless urban sprawl that sees thousands of acres of some of our best arable land disappear under concrete every year.

Adelaide Friends of the Earth coordinator Joel Catchlove discusses development proposals near the SA’s capital city are threatening prime agricultural land in areas like the Barossa Valley and Mount Barker.

Joel Catchlove, coordinator of the From Plains to Plate conference in Adelaide, February 2010

Published On: 29 October, 2010Categories: NewsTags: , , ,