We can’t afford to lose another acre of farmland #IA (letter)

By National Wind Watch Currently, there are over 7 billion people on the face of our planet, predicted to hit the 9 billion mark by 2050 (census.gov). What does this mean in terms of food demand? In order to produce the Standard American Diet (SAD), it’s estimated that the equivalent of two football fields (3.25 acres) are required per person per year—with much of this allocated to growing the crops to feed the animals. (Lappe, Frances Moore. Diet for a Small Planet. 1982, page . . .

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