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AG 4010 VIDEO DISCUSSION #2 Video Discussion #2: Land-grabbing Shivangi Sharma Cal Poly Pomona 1
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AG 4010 VIDEO DISCUSSION #2 From watching the video on Land-grabbing, I was able to realize how big of an issue this really is in our world today. What I learned from the man in the video, land-grabbing is the buying and selling of land for profit, not considering sustainability or farmer existence. I do not think land-grabbing is ethical, however, I can see that the other side of the argument can have profitable explanations. The first ethical theory I see at play is ethical egoism. With ethical egoism, it is explained in the textbook that it is the theory that revolves around one’s self-interest. The right or wrong of a situation will come from a positive benefit that focuses on just one individual ( Shafer-Landau, 2012, p.104) . In the video, it seems like these buyers of the land are individuals that do not care for the sustainability of the environment. John Muyisa explains how they come and steal the land that is theirs and that they even have guards to not let the natives back to their land. It is a very
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