Sunday, May 11, 2008

Green Acres

What will the U.S. government do when prime farmland in Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois is being sold to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE? From the oil-exporting nations' point of view, farmland is a good investment. They already have the fertilizer plants.

One can easily envision armed Chinese troops patrolling farmland in Africa, with a cleared DMZ and minefields to keep the starving locals from "straying" into Chinese-owned farmland; and armed convoys trucking produce to the nearest airfield for shipping back to China.

China looking to buy farmland abroad to stay self sufficient in food