Landgrabbing refers to the
acquisition by governments or corporations of large areas of farmland in other
countries for the production of food for export. Over the past thirty years, global
large scale land acquisitions have had devastating implications on the world’s
environment, society and the economy. These issues are often hidden away by
governments and corporations who profit the most from this development. Land
grabbing causes the destruction of forests, the growing dependency on chemical
fertilizers, food waste, global emissions and the displacement of local peoples.
Most consumers are unaware of the origin of food and what impact this has on
our environment and our society. It impacts everyone on a global scale never
This installation identifies the maps of twelve countries that
have been the most impacted by the global land grab. The medium is the broken plate,
the very object we use to eat this food. Data is provided about each country
alongside the installation. We can no longer ignore where our food comes from.