A new local food distributor is coming online. GrowFood South Carolina targets the Charleston, SC market and support local South Carolina farmers.
Worldwide record food prices are expected to keep rising as the amount planted decreases, input costs continue to rise, consumption outpaces production, and water in underground aquifers is spent. We need a new food production system. The old one is creaking.
The Post Carbon Institute has an interesting article about energy usage by our food system. Overall, about 80% of the energy goes towards junk food and animal products. The USDA’s report offers some insight into what kinds of food are made with all the energy going into the system. More than half of that energy [...]
The USDA wants to grow broccoli from Florida to Maine and has given grants to east coast researchers and agricultural agents to make it happen. Nearly all broccoli grown in the U.S. comes from California, and the USDA has noted the astonishing fuel costs associated with shipping across the continent something that could be grown [...]
The Economist has a new cogent article about the current crisis in the global food system. Climate change and expensive oil feature predominantly. Burgeoning population growth looms over it all. We need to produce a lot more food in the coming years. Decentralizing and localizing food production is one way, which also happens to reduce [...]
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