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The Global Battle to Control Food and Water Chronicled in Documentary ‘The Grab’

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Nate Halverson and Mallory Newman in "The Grab." (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Every historical era is marked by the fight for a commodity: spices, gold, oil, steel, to name a few. In the next decades as climate change deepens and resources become scarcer, security experts believe the commodities fueling conflict will be food and water. The global battle to control these two resources centers the documentary “The Grab,” which follows Center for Investigative Reporting journalist Nate Halverson’s quest to uncover state-sponsored efforts to snatch up land and water rights in other countries, including the U.S., at the expense of the people who live there.


Nathan Halverson, reporter with the Investigative Reporting Program, UC Berkeley - Halverson is featured in the documentary "The Grab," which centers on his efforts to uncover the players behind state-sponsored land grabs around the world.

Brigadier Siachitema, consultant, Women’s Lands & Property Rights at Southern Africa Litigation Centre


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