Occupied Territories of Palestine: Major Agritech companies implicated in land grabbing and rights violations, according to a new report
A recent report, issued by the independent research center, Who Profits, finds that Israeli agritech companies are deeply complicit in the ongoing occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land.
The report examines the Israeli agritech industry and R&D activity in occupied territory and highlights the complicity of Israeli and international corporations in settlement agricultural production. It also presents the use of herbicide spraying against Palestinian farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip. Furthermore, it investigates commercial agritech applications of military technology.
Who Profits contacted all the companies mentioned in this report and requested their comments and responses. As of the date of publication, no responses have been received.
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"Agribusiness as Usual Agricultural Technology and the Israeli Occupation", 20th of January 2020
In this report, Who Profits shows that Israeli agritech companies are deeply complicit in the ongoing occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land. The report exposes the contribution of agritech firms to agriculture in illegal settlements and examines their role in the Israeli blockade of Gaza. It investigates the reciprocal ties that exist between the Israeli agritech and military industries and highlights the economic gains made by Israeli agritech industries through their collaboration with the Israeli military apparatus.