The Malthus Insight and the Global Limits of “Green Revolution” Food Production

We live in an ecosystem we did not create, cannot control and must not destroy.  The trouble is that all of our economic, political and social institutions have become organized in their “default mode” so as to promote the myth of perpetual growth and thereby destroy our chances of living sustainably within the ecosystem’s limits.

Unless we can collectively change the direction of our institutions and behavior our prospects for survival are not promising in the complex and hyper-coherent ecosystem we now inhabit.

See:

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as well as:

A viable alternative strategy is that known increasingly as Regenerative or Restorative Agriculture — as opposed to “Degenerative” (“conventional”) Agriculture, based on fossil fuel dependence.  See, for example:

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“Just take the case of agriculture….”

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