Prime Australian farmland is being purchased by foreign companies by the trillions.

Tom Cowie takes a closer look at these land grabs in Australia and what their mean for food sovereignty.

New regulations were recently introduced in New Zealand which may potentially restrict who can buy agricultural land, after local farmers were repeatedly courted by foreign-controlled interests. The new provisions, introduced in January, require extra tests on overseas investment applications for “sensitive land” — which includes farmland.

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Crickey’s mapping of the recent purchases of prime Australian farmland by overseas interests

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