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Agricultural production is at the root of human society. As our global population increases, so too do investments in agricultural projects. But growing and sourcing responsibly means respecting workers’ and local communities’ rights, as well as mitigating environmental impacts and ecosystem disruptions. In recent years, we have seen a dramatic spike in allegations of “land grabs” and displacement of local communities by agricultural firms and the food & beverage companies that source from them. Shedding light on these global food supply chains and the human rights abuses linked to them is the first step to building responsible business practices in the agricultural sector.  

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