To Protect Farms, Grow Cities Sensibly

America's most valuable resource is also the most endangered.
December 24, 2003, 12pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"America's most valuable resource is also the most endangered. In the US, cities sprang up in regions where land was the richest. But as those cities continue to expand, they threaten a tremendous amount of America's best farm and ranch land. Today, 86 percent of our produce comes from land directly in the path of urban and suburban growth.... Because of unplanned, ill-considered growth, an expanse of farmland the size of Delaware is lost to asphalt and buildings every year."

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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