[LMB] Factory farms

Kevin Kennedy kevink45 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 18 01:49:01 BST 2019




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> On Sep 17, 2019, at 5:30 PM, Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> What would be the effect of expanding habitable Barrayar if factory farms was much more efficient than traditional farming?
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> Living room. Most people don't want to live in apartments if the space is available for spreading out into the post WW2 style detatched house with lawn, and lots of people like gardening food instead of just flowers/decorative plantings, and most people don't want to raise kids in a place crowded with toxic plants [kids are tasters, everything goes into their mouths.]
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> And as population goes up, the area of food production has to increase as well - and I doubt that Barrayar will ever go to entirely cultured protein, and animals need graze and fodder which means converting to terran plants.


Would they keep more territory native, or would they build national parks to terraform?
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We have 2 continents mentioned so far. If there are others, perhaps leave some native & terraform the rest.




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