Going Green

Monday, July 21, 2008

They Can't Drink Oil....

Maybe it's time for a new food-for-oil program....

The Food Chain
Mideast Facing Choice Between Crops and Water

CAIRO — Global food shortages have placed the Middle East and North Africa in a quandary, as they are forced to choose between growing more crops to feed an expanding population or preserving their already scant supply of water.

For decades nations in this region have drained aquifers, sucked the salt from seawater and diverted the mighty Nile to make the deserts bloom. But those projects were...(complete article here).

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