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sorry I somehow thought it was a choice of 1, 2, or 3... reading in haste.  usually the cash-crop scenario involves the works:  peasant farmers are displaced from the good lands and forced to work very marginal soils;  monocrops encourage epidemic blights and pest population booms;  hacienda monocropping reduces soil fertility rendering even "good" lands exhausted and unproductive.  and so on.

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Fri May 1st, 2009 at 06:39:08 PM EST
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