I sometimes do add Avocado to my salad. I rarely eat Avocado by itself though. Before I watched the video which I’d shared right after the break, I didn’t know that Avocado is a danger to water resource for some places around the world. In Chile, some parts suffer water shortage, and Avocado farming increases the water shortage for people who are living in these water shortage regions. The video claims that Avocado is a thirsty fruit since it requires eight more times of the water than potato. I never knew that Avocado is so thirsty. Now, I feel guilty whenever I throw away Avocados that had gone bad in the refrigerator. Check the video out right after the break.
According to CIA.gov, China’s arable land is around 11.3%. Most inner China and western peripheral of China, if I’m not mistaken, these areas are not suitable for planting crops. China got many huge deserts too. Some lands in China probably were arable before, but they became desert due to desertification. Nonetheless, Chinese local people who live near such places are trying hard to combat desertification with local ingenuity inventions. Once such place is in Inner Mongolia. A city named Erdos, in Inner Mongolia, has successfully combat desertification by turning sand into soil to retain water better and create a beautiful forest of trees. Their new technology allows them to plant and grow crops in the desert, turning the desert into arable land. I think this is amazing because, with this technical know-how, China can help educate other countries that are facing similar problems. With more arable lands than before, I bet China would be able to grow more crops to feed more people within China. Check out the video right after the break to get more details on this.