Sunday, April 24, 2011

Middle East Population Growth and Dwindling Water Supplies (Depletion of Aquifiers) Leading to Falling Harvests and Greater Dependence on Grain Imports

Lester Brown at the Guardian in
This will be the Arab world's next battle
writes that the Middle East already gives evidence
of substantial food problems on the horizon
as exploding populations and dwindling water supplies for agricultural irrigation (because of the depletion of aquifiers)
have lead to falling harvests and increased dependence on grain imports.

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