Thursday, June 26, 2008

Don't panic about food...just starve

Modern agriculture is totally dependent on the consumption of large quantities of fossil fuel used in fertilizer production, machinery, irrigation, and transportation. To produce one calorie of beef, uses 35 calories of fossil fuel*. By the time transportation, and manufacturing of the various inputs is included, estimates are as high a 500 calories of fossil fuel needed to put one calorie of food on the table. Modern agriculture is clearly on of the most unsustainable activities currently practiced because its ramifications are ubiquitous in the environment.


NVDL: I believe more people will die from starvation in the next 50 years, than from war. Which do you prefer?

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