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  •  this diary doesn't address China's decision to (6+ / 0-)

    outsource their food requirements and relegate their own land to total industrialization.  They have major water issues...depleting aquifers, toxic rivers, tainted irrigation water.

    They have decided to put their foot on the accellerator of industrialization, give up upon any domestic policy of food self sufficiency, and plunder the rest of the world for their own internal dietary needs.  They are buying up Africa, and they are making inroads here in the USA.  

    They want more pork...and they have the cash to make that pork appear on their plates...even if it comes from a continent away.

    This country has policy.  We will sell every grain of rice, or every morsel of bacon, to the highest bidder.  That will be the Chinese.

    There will come a day when this country continues to be the World's leading producer of food, but Americans can't afford it...because it has been sold to foreign bidders.

    Nice job, Washington.  Thanks for looking after us.  Nice to know that Farm Bill does me some good.

    Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

    by Keith930 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 08:02:06 PM PDT

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