Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Business & Economics - 125 pages
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A shocking outline of the interlinked crises in energy and agriculture--and appropriate responses.
  

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Review: Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

User Review  - Dean - Goodreads

Even in a quarter of what is predicted comes to be, we need to seriously rethink our agricultural practices. Read full review

Review: Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

User Review  - Dan Sharber - Goodreads

this was a pretty solid book. very good information about the interpentration between agriculture and fossil fuels. it also points to the need for a wider systemic change and not simply driving more ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Food Energy + Nutrients
3
Land Degradation
11
Water Degradation
15
Eating Fossil Fuels
19
The End of the Oil Age
29
The Collapse of Agriculture
39
The Next Green Revolution Cubas Agricultural Miracle
53
Building a Sustainable Agriculture
67
Twelve Fun Activities for Activists
75
Resource Guide
87
Notes
103
Index
119
About the Author
127
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About the author (2013)

Dale Allen Pfeiffer is a novelist, freelance journalist and geologist who has been writing about energy depletion for a decade, building a reputation as a detailed but accessible science journalist. The author of The End of the Oil Age, he is also widely known for his web project: www.survivingpeakoil.com.