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  •  AND it's not sustainable inenergy use either (1+ / 0-)
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    One calorie of food grown by modern agribusiness methods requires an input of EIGHTY (yes, 80) fossil-fuel calories.

    How long do you think that can continue, at our ever-escalating rate of resource depletion?

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:45:46 AM PST

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    •  That level is probably sustainable (0+ / 0-)

      because it amounts to such a small amount of total energy consumption.  People can easily find savings in other parts of their lives, or pay slightly more for food, to make up any scarcity difference required.  Not to mention energy alternatives such as anaerobic digesters and biofuels  that agriculture has always been on the forefront of developing.

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