Unexpected link between media tech and food

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Bob and Judy Kuang’s farm begins where a cul-de-sac ends in the tiny town of San Martin, CA. It’s about 30 miles south of San Jose and home to some of the co…

Antonio Lopez‘s insight:

This short documentary highlights one of the unexpected ways the computer industry is connected to food: Silicone Valley’s economic boom inadvertently impacts the life Asian immigrant farmers by changing the value of farmland. But the computer industry isn’t the only culprit: liberal trade policy makes food grown in Mexico cheaper and more competitive than locally grown food. It remains to be seen how these farmers will cope, but it would be wise to somehow support the continuation of their food-growing tradition. H/T BoingBoing

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