Other countries could grow their own crops here

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Australia Broadcasting Corporation | Thursday, 25/06/2009

 

There's a prediction that countries running out of water will buy farms in Australia to solve food shortages at home.

Greg Mason, from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, says countries and regions facing 'peak water' include China, India and the Arab states.

He says they're looking to solve food shortages by growing crops in places like the Ukraine and Australia.

"So it's not necessarily about foreign investment taking up agricultural land for pure profit," he says.

"It's really about really about feeding their own people in those countries."
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2 Comments


  1. GregW
    14 Dec 2009

    "it’s not necessarily about foreign investment taking up agricultural land for pure profit,” he says. “It’s really about really about feeding their own people in those countries.” So then why don't we grow it and sell it to them rather than giving it away? Greg Mason from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries is seriously devoid of any logic...and so are his masters...blinded by flawed neo-classical economic thinking.

  2. susie m
    15 Aug 2009

    at what happens when we have not grown enough for ourselves? duh the western world is so naive when it comes to the crafty 3rd world - i thought the murray darling was drying up & people were leaving the land..? wake up austrailia before you give it all away!

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