Thursday, 15 May 2014

Industrial Agriculture: Too Big to Succeed

IPS
An estimated one billion small farmers scratching out a living growing diverse crops and raising animals in developing countries represent the key to maintaining food production in the face of hotter temperatures and drought, especially in the tropical regions, says Sarah Elton, author of the book, “Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet.” Full story here.

Backyard chickens on a small, 

organic farm in Manitoba. PLT photo.

2 comments:

PLT said...

I recently read Ms. Elton's book. It lays out an optimistic roadmap to future sustainability in the earth's food production systems. Her research is unassailable. She really has been to the places she writes about! The world needs to listen!

PLT said...

I recently read Ms. Elton's book. It lays out an optimistic roadmap to future sustainability in the earth's food production systems. Her research is unassailable. She really has been to the places she writes about! The world needs to listen!