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Agriculture Isn't Just About Food Production
[Date Created: August 8, 2014]

by Janice Leung Hayes
Posted July 30, 2014


As a result of being a student of economics around the time that Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat" was written, I was brought up thinking that everything could and should be traded across borders, and that countries should specialise in a few things they are best at producing. In Friedman's flat world, it makes perfect sense that around 95 per cent of Hong Kong's food is imported. We don't have enough land to feed everyone, and our resources are better put in other industries.

Some would argue that as long as we, as a city, have the means to buy and ship it here, food shouldn't be a problem. With a total land mass of around 1,100 square kilometres and a population of 7.2 million and growing, we know that Hong Kong is not expected to become self-sufficient any time soon (although, with vertical farming, who knows). So, the question is: why have farms in the city?


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