sustainable agriculture definition (fwd)
Cheryl Brown (cheryl@are.Berkeley.EDU)
Wed, 9 Mar 1994 17:55:24 -0800 (PST)
> A response to DeeAnna Weed:
> My comment is to the idea that agriculture should move from the San Joaquin
> Valley to more humid regions. Although the water delivery situation to
> southern California may not be sustainable, it is
> possible (probable) that more humid regions use more insecticides
> and/or fungicides than the dry climate of the San Joaquin. This just points
> out that nothing is simple and we should be aware of the trade-offs involved.
> I didn't read the original definition of sustainable agriculture that
> DeeAnna is responding to but I agree with her that people being able to
> make a living at farming is an important part of the definition.
> Cheryl Brown
> Ag and Resource Economics
> Univ. of California, Berkeley