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The Food and Farming Transition- Toward a Post Carbon Food System

The Food and Farming Transition- Toward a Post Carbon Food System

The American food system rests on an unstable foundation of massive fossil fuel inputs. It must be reinvented in the face of declining fuel stocks. The new food system will use less energy, and the energy it uses will come from renewable sources. We can begin the transition to the new system immediately through a process of planned, graduated, rapid change. The unplanned alternative-reconstruction from scratch after collapse-would be chaotic and tragic. Our new food system will require more farmers, smaller and more diversified farms, less processed and packaged food, and less long-distance hauling of food. Governments, communities, businesses, and families each have important parts to play in reinventing a food system that functions with limited renewable energy resources to feed our population for the long term.

For the report that is important to read and share-
http://postcarbon.org/files/PCI-food-and-farming-transition.pdf

http://postcarbon.org/food 

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