The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
by Larry Zuckerman, 1999 North Point Press
You might actually find that potatoes have a noticeable quantity of protein. Don't proclaim something that doesn't hold water unless you really know what you're talking about. Thanks to Qliveur for seconding that fact.
The point of this was that the US isn't hurting for agricultural land, which was why sprawl was able to rampage out of control while Europe has had to be more careful with the way they developed their cities. There is enough Agricultural land in Europe to support 10% of the world's population on only 2% of the world's land area. How could they do so well under those conditions?
They use their agricultural land more for human consumption/not raising animals. And they condense their cities to have a smaller footprint, conserving precious land for growing crops.
Last edited by Darth_Yuthura; 06-18-2009 at 01:07 AM.