Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sprawling Cities, Shrinking Crop Land

Even as President Bush and Agribusiness promote food for fuel conversion much of America’s crop land is shrinking. Wisconsin complains they’ve lost five percent of the state’s farm land to Urban Sprawl just since 2000. Seven other states--California, Georgia, Vermont, Nevada, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Delaware--lost even more. Over this time the Badger State launched an ethanol industry, now making 220 million gallons of the additive a year, and is embarking on a 450 million dollar expansion that would more than double the number of ethanol plants.

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