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Top links: Long-term investors will love agriculture

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

Three reports from vastly different parts of the world support the theory that global agriculture will be among the most profitable long-term investment themes in the decades ahead.

The CBC reports that widespread soil pollution is threatening China’s bid for food self-sustainability. This comes at a time when a United Nations study predicted that an additional 240 million tons of grain will be needed by China per year to support expected pork consumption alone.