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News :: Smart Cities are Un-Paving the Way by Laura
August 31, 2010, 8:55 am
Filed under: General Posts, News / Great Finds

An AMAZING read that I highly recommend reading, and I dare say it will leave anyone inspired or at least clued into the nonsense that we have as the “foodshed” right now in the US.

Here’s a little snippet, “Fraser warns that the U.S. is making the same agricultural missteps that brought down the Roman and Mayan Empires: degrading our topsoil; banking blindly on ever-higher yields at a time when unstable weather patterns and depleted resources will more likely bring reduced harvests; cultivating a monoculture that’s economically efficient but ecologically ruinous. And talk about a vicious cycle — our fossil fuel-intensive, forest-and-ocean-destroying farming methods worsen climate change, which makes it ever harder to grow food all over the world.”

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