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Farmland Overshoot

Touch the Soil News #1771 (Feature Photo– Deforestation for Farming – courtesy of NASA, Public Domain)

The concept of farmland overshoot, is about carving more farmland out of the world’s last natural vegetation and tree cover. The risk is that the natural lands left in the world, are needed to sustain all life, not just agriculture.

AgFunder News brings the story of how, over the past 20 years, cropland has expanded by 247 million acres. That equates to a farm that is 100 miles wide and almost 4,000 miles long. Almost half of this footprint came from the taking out of natural vegetation and tree cover. What do you think should be done?

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