Developing an Appetite for Food Sovereignty Instead of Cheap Oil

(Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in April in the Gulf of Mexico was the biggest natural disaster in U.S. history, but it is hardly the first time that ecosystems—and the people who depend on them for food and income—have been endangered by the world’s appetite for cheap oil.  Food First points out in a recent blog post, it’s “those with the smallest ecological footprint on earth have born the highest cost of our global pursuit of fossil fuels.” And yet it’s these same people, “the small farmers, herders, fishers and artisans of the world [who could] hold the key to a more energy-efficient future.” Read more at Food First to learn how “a world without cheap oil is [not only] possible,” it’s also a much better one in which to grow food and live.

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