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    that is currently being over-consumed in some areas, but with a price on water charged to farm operations that use it (and thus to consumers who buy the food), it becomes possible to make the desalination investments to get water from just about anywhere, such as what they are doing in the middle east now.  Remember, the Erlichs' sound argument that it is overconsumption by the rich, not the poor, that is endangering the planet.  The rich can actually afford to pay more for meat and dairy without endangering the poor's access to food.

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