Government-Sanctioned Destruction

Here is an example of research leading to land destruction. This page shows a demonstration plot on a government agricultural station in Mexico which was designed to show people how to remove scrub vegetation so corn can be planted. Unfortunately, using these techniques on such slopes, means that after just a couple of years all of the soil will be eroded away.
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093-Mex-erosion

 

photo by Howdy Howard, published in Saved by Bedbugs (2004)
 
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