7/21/08

Questions About Ag Subsidies.   Prof. Dan Sumner of UC-Davis promises to answer reader questions on ag policy and more at Freakonomics blog.   Sumner's answers are posted here.

posted July 21, 2008 at 7:00  p.m.

updated July 26, 2008 at 7:50 a.m.

 

Water for Agriculture, or water for the Environment?  In California's San Joaquin Valley.

posted July 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Eliminating Land as a Constraint to Food Production.   By vertical farms.   From the Vertical Farm Project Website:  Because of year-round farming, "indoor acre is equivalent to 4-6 outdoor acres or more," and of course, by stacking many stories on top of one another  you get multiple "indoor acres"  for each acre of land used.

posted July 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Population Control.  Euthanasia for sale in Mexico.  Using a veterinary drug normally used to euthanize animals.  (They shoot horses, don't they?)

posted July 21, 2008 at 9:50 a.m.

 

Crops or Water in the Middle East.  NYTimes:  "Global food shortages have placed the Middle East and North Africa in a quandary, as they are forced to choose between growing more crops to feed an expanding population or preserving their already scant supply of water."

posted July 21, 2008 at 9:50 a.m.