Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the article is referring not to farmland
being converted to sprawling cities but to the farmers leaving their farms
behind in favor of the higher wages at factory jobs in the cities.
From: J.H. Crawford <mailbox@...
Sent: Thu, December 23, 2010 11:41:58 PM
Subject: [carfree_cities] China and food
I have long said that China has, in the long run,
a choice between driving and eating. The article
below suggests that this may already be happening,
although it does not break out the amount of land
lost to urbanization (i.e., suburban sprawl). Most
of the physical expansion of cities in China occurs
in the fertile coastal plain, the source of most
of China's food.
There are many causes, including industrial farming.
The question is what China will do.
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