2013-12-28

Russia agro' uses sun more wisely than USA

12.11: news.pol/energy/Russia agro' uses sun more wisely than USA:
In 2011, 40% of Russia’s food 
was grown on dachas (cottage gardens or allotments).
Dacha gardens produced
66+% of the vegetables,
80+% of the fruit and berries,
49% of the nation’s milk, much of it consumed raw.
79% of the potatoes
In 1999, 35 million Dachnik plots produced,
77% of vegetables,
87% of fruits,
49% of milk
90% of Russia’s potatoes,
59% of meat .
  
While US regulators 
are fast-tracking GM crops on American families,
Russian families are showing what can be done with
permaculture methods on simple garden plots.
. you do not need any GMOs, industrial farms,
or any other technological gimmicks
to guarantee everybody’s got enough food to eat.
Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days of
growing season per year – so in the US, for example,
gardeners’ output could be substantially greater.
. the area taken up by lawns in USA
is two times greater than that of Russia’s gardens .