By Claire Parfitt
Food security relies on fair access to land, water, and seeds. Yet Australia is doing its darndest to sell off all three to foreign investors, risking the future of our food. Those living on the land understand the emerging threat to Australia’s food security. The issue of increasing corporate control of Australia’s food has only recently broke into the mainstream, thanks to the “three amigos” using their new heightened profile.
MPs Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter are urging changes to laws that allow foreign investment in Australian farmland. They know we can’t guarantee food security to a growing population if we sell off our fertile soil to overseas companies.
Foreign investors are also buying up big in Australia’s “blue gold”. A special report by the Sydney Morning Herald showed that Australian water is worth $30 billion, and one of the most commercialised markets in the world.
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