Friday, March 30, 2007

Corn, a veritable sea of kernels!

Over at Mulch, Ken Cook has posted about the prediction of a record year of corn growing. The statistics are phenomenal and quite disturbing in the context of biodiversity conservation.

Here's a taste...

Corn growers intend to plant 90.5 million acres of corn for all
purposes in 2007, up 15 percent from 2006 and 11 percent higher
than 2005. If realized this would be the highest acreage since
1944, when 95.5 million acres were planted for all purposes.

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