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oldradical
09-05-2005, 11:20 PM
South African farmers clean up with "green sugar"

Erosion from farming practices and deforestation is a huge problem across Africa, with much of the continent's scarce top soil muddying rivers and flowing out to sea.

The effects can be seen throughout rural KwaZulu-Natal, where sugar cane is often grown on steep hills which are being stripped bare of their soil because water runs rapidly off.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050905/sc_nm/environment_sugar_dc_1