[permaculture] Yield comparisons with industrial farming?
toby at patternliteracy.com
Thu Apr 26 20:04:40 EDT 2012
On Apr 26, 2012, at 4:47 PM, Dieter Brand wrote:
> That would mean that there would have to be nearly 300 millions hectares of farmland in the US. That seems a lot.
Total US cropland 406,424,909 acres in 2007
Total US pasture 408,832,116 acres
Assuming we should count all the pasture, and since it's land that is being ruined by agriculture, I think so, that's 815 million acres of land for food production, or
330 million hectares. One per US person. The Egyptians did much better.
Thanks for the exercise, Dieter.
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