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  • s  (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

  • They provide 45% of Brazil's fuel (all cars in the country are able to run on ethanol) on only 1% of its arable land.
  • Daewoo's plan to grow corn for Korean consumption on half an African nation's arable land raises eyebrows.
  • Without arable land or any fresh water, these 18 hectares of rocky mounds are barely habitable by humans.
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  • Ban Ki-moon in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    In March, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "In coming decades, changes in our environment and the resulting upheavals -- from droughts to inundated coastal areas to loss of arable lands -- are likely to become a major driver of war and...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Inquirer.net
    At the extreme it threatens our very existence but well before that point it could well incite new wars of an old kind over basic resources like food, water and arable land,said Clinton.
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    Just before leaving for Accra, Obama said: "There is no reason why Africa cannot be self-sufficient when it comes to food. It has sufficient arable land. What's lacking is the right seeds, the right irrigation, but also the kinds of institutional...

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