Sustainable Agriculture - and Energy What it will look like; what government can do. For ECSC Land Use and Transportation Subcommittee – June 10, 2008. David Reed www.wafsa.com 352-222-0651. Converging Problems. Escalating fuel costs Escalating biofuels production Climate crises
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Sustainable Agriculture - and EnergyWhat it will look like; what government can do
For ECSC Land Use and
Transportation Subcommittee –
June 10, 2008
- Richard Heinberg, Dec. 2007
Enormous changes to come in global foods systems. We need to:
Minimize energy costs – fuel, chemicals, tillage, cultivation, transport, etc.
Minimize inputs: fertilizer, chemicals, water, and energy inputs -- labor??
Production >> Marketing >> Transport
What will it look like?
25 and 50
25 Mile radius
Protect local interests
Institutions can play a major role in re-building local food systems