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But all that vast expanse of farms require inputs of fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, and fuel to run, all petrochemical.

Without cheap energy those 1,000 acre (404 hectare) farms are just big weed patches.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 11:56:58 PM EST
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They are most certainly not weed patches - they were farmed long before fertilizer was available. The yield will simply go down.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 12:32:21 PM EST
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They'll need more people though - or much smarter machinery.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 12:54:06 PM EST
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Right. Ultimately all farming will face the same problem.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 01:13:37 PM EST
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