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When agriculture stops working: A guide to growing food in the age of climate destabilization and civilization collapse
by Dan Allen
This is Part 1 of an essay in 2 parts. Part 1, below, outlines the issues. Part 2, offers ‘Ten Recommendations for Growing Food in the Anthropocene
Summary: As the toxic trappings of industrial civilization crumble around us, agriculture is set to regain its place at the forefront of our daily American lives. …And won’t we be surprised to find out that it barely works anymore! Worsening climate destabilization, combined with the legacy of industrial ecosystem degradation and the loss of crucial pre-industrial agricultural genetics and knowledge, will severely challenge our ability to feed ourselves in the decades ahead. So perhaps it’s time we re-think our modern food-acquisition strategies in the face of the massive changes bearing down on us. …And I mean REALLY re-think them.