FAO warns of the neocolonialism of lands in the countries of the South by speculators with raw materials and food. It is a crazy rally of emerging countries and multinational corporations for control of cultivation and land with water reserves in Latin American, Asian and African countries. Nobody can say that no had reported the real estate bubble, the toxic mortgages, hedge funds and tax havens. As well as the aggression to the environment. But the greed of speculators goes hand in hand with his blindness. The director-general of FAO has not hesitated to qualify to these operations as neocoloniales, while civil society organizations warn that the hardest hit will be small farmers, herders and populations that today autoabastecen and respect the environment with alternative crops. Many of them without more titles than the usages and customs.
Prey prized for speculators and unscrupulous leaders. Land ranging to till for intensive cultivation will be devastated and should be made sterile with the use extensive of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. So did the European settlers with the introduction of monoculture that resulted in desertification as it had never before happened. FAO fixed at more than one billion the number of hungry people in the world with an increase as dramatic as fast and that will worsen with the global economic crisis. In a documented article, Lali Cambra addresses the pressing problem of countries such as China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, South, Egypt, Libya and the Emirates of the Persian Gulf with great economic and demographic growth. Meanwhile, shortage of water, coveted like gold blue, just that it was yellow and black oil and agricultural surfaces. Brazil prepares a change in its legislation to require greater transparency and local participation in foreign capital investments. Most already are food importers, as before they were raw materials and cheap labor. Today seek to ensure a stockpile of food, unable to recognize the right of the producers of the South to participate in the global market against agricultural subsidies and customs barriers.