The Rich World's Dash for Food Security…

Last July, accompanied by a gaggle of smiling Indonesian officials including Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyanto, the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction conglomerate owned by the family of estranged international fugitive Osama bin Laden, announced it planned to spend $4.3 billion on a massive half-million hectare area most recently covered by primary forest in Merauke, Papua, to grow rice and other crops.

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