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I love traditional soil agriculture on small, well-managed pieces of land. But as the world's population booms, I find it very unlikely that permaculture and intelligent land management will be used to feed the world's population. Indigenous cultures pulled this off. But in the past 100 years or so we have done a highly efficient job here in America of destroying some of the richest topsoil on the planet in the Midwest. This is by introducing the most harmful chemicals and fertilizers that run off right into our rivers and cause algae blooms that turn our tributaries into fish graveyards by...

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