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The Resource Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture, Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture, Dale Allen Pfeiffer

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Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture
Title
Eating fossil fuels
Title remainder
oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture
Statement of responsibility
Dale Allen Pfeiffer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the United States show that ten calories of hydrocarbon energy are required to produce one calorie of food. Such an imbalance cannot continue in a world of diminishing hydrocarbon resources. This book examines the interlinked crises of energy and agriculture and highlights some startling findings: The worldwide expansion of agriculture has appropriated fully 40 percent of the photosynthetic capability of this planet. The Green Revolution provided abundant food sources for many, resulting in a population explosion well in excess of the planet's carrying capacity. Studies suggest that without fossil fuel-based agriculture, the United States could only sustain about two-thirds of its present population. For the planet as a whole, the sustainable number is estimated to be about two billion. Concluding that the effect of energy depletion will be disastrous without a transition to a sustainable, re-localized agriculture, the book draws on the experiences of North Korea and Cuba to demonstrate stories of failure and success in the transition to non-hydrocarbon-based agriculture. It urges strong grassroots activism for sustainable, localized agriculture and a natural shrinking of the world's population
Cataloging source
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Pfeiffer, Dale Allen
Dewey number
338.1/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.P44 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Agriculture and energy
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food supply
  • Food industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Fossil fuels
  • Agriculture and state
  • Agriculture
Label
Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture, Dale Allen Pfeiffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food = energy + nutrients -- Land degradation -- Water degradation -- Eating fossil fuels -- The end of the oil age -- The collapse of agriculture -- The next 'green revolution': Cuba's agricultural miracle -- Building a sustainable agriculture -- Twelve fun activities for activists
Control code
ocm72982452
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780865715653
Lccn
2007390117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)72982452
Label
Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture, Dale Allen Pfeiffer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food = energy + nutrients -- Land degradation -- Water degradation -- Eating fossil fuels -- The end of the oil age -- The collapse of agriculture -- The next 'green revolution': Cuba's agricultural miracle -- Building a sustainable agriculture -- Twelve fun activities for activists
Control code
ocm72982452
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780865715653
Lccn
2007390117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)72982452

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