Transition Initiative: Feeding Ourselves Tomorrow

January 18, 2011
Robert Haw
Publication: 
LA Progressive

PhotoThe Transition Initiative, fundamentally, is all about food.  It’s also about more than that, but food quickly excites people when it’s withdrawn.  Cheap energy has allowed our society to cut a lot of corners in the farm-to-market business, and now we’ve come to expect cheap and abundant food as an entitlement.

So the question has to be asked: will groceries remain plentiful on store shelves in coming years, and if yes at what cost?

This is not a far-fetched speculation.  There have been numerous food-shortage riots around the world recently in places with previously ample foodstuffs.  And if it can happen there, the possibility exists that it could happen here too.

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