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All Cooped Up – The Unnatural Order of Things

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Touch the Soil News #442 (feature photo: ProtoplasmaKid / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0) Policy planners and environmentalists loosely agree – humanity’s encroachment on the world’s resources is so dramatic that urban sprawl must be converted to higher density living. WorldWatch Institute (http://www.worldwatch.org/) does a good job at looking at the global social and environmental condition. The Institute recently published a report called: “Can a City Be Sustainable?” From this report, emerges a disturbing number. It is estimated over 8.15 million acres of agricultural land are lost each year due to urbanization. It is numbers like this, that policy makers rally around to justify why people must live in closer…

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