Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mining destroys agriculture (report)

UnderMining Agriculture - How the Extractives Industries Threaten our Food Systems.

The Gaia Foundation's new report exposes the hidden costs of mining on food, water, land, air and climate, showing how each is increasingly affected by toxins as the global land and water grab intensifies. The report is a timely call to action for all food justice and anti mining organisations to come together with a harder line against the extractives sector.  Case studies from around the world illustrate how mining is destroying the conditions essential for healthy and productive agriculture as communities testify to experiencing livestock deaths, soil pollution, acidic water supplies, desertification of agricultural lands, and being forcibly displaced.

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