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Re: food & water



On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Ray Howe wrote:

> This is nutso. I grow tomatoes on my deck in pots and I get a helluva
> lot more tomatoes from a trivial amount of water than these made-up
> guesstimates of 500 liters h2o per kilo of spuds would allow....
> 

We have to remember that most of this water comes from annual rainfall.
Most grain corn in this country is grown by dryland farming methods.
Dryland farming makes up a part of this nation's acreage.


Tom Armstrong   toma@crl.com  Sequera Ranch s.1892  San Gregorio, CA
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