July 31, 2012
I haven't read any of your topics except the food concern. One point not covered is that the farmers have aged. It mite be possible that the average age is between 50 - 100. No one wants to farm. There is high incidence, in the USA by rumor, of break in's and cattle rustling etc which may be another reason for the decline. Sons don't want to work as hard as their fathers and opt for being teachers, physicians etc. Here in Canada, Mexicans and immigrants are brought in but in SEEMS like once they get their citizenship, do they go back to the farms? Also, we have governtments that have not put into place a plan for growing population. Cities continue to buy up farm land. The plan should be to open up the north. The usual lot in the bush is about 160 square acres. This is a law from the 1700's. We need to push for smaller affordable lots, the rims of which are governtment owned for roads instead of keeping millions of acres for the birds and animal life if we are to survive.
Hi again. I live in Toronto