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Re: [carfree_cities] China and food

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  • jane.
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 24, 2010
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      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.

      Jane





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      From: J.H. Crawford <mailbox@...>
      To: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, December 23, 2010 11:41:58 PM
      Subject: [carfree_cities] China and food



      Hi All,

      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.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/23/china-ability-to-feed-population-warning


      Best,

      J.

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