Jul 25, 2008


A great article appeared today on The Oil Drum, a website totally devoted to reporting any and all news that relates to energy, especially Peak Oil .

Aaron Newton writes,

"Of course we have an alternative. The population of the United States of America could make an anticipatory change away from industrial agriculture and decrease our dangerous reliance on it? We can, as a nation, turn away voluntarily from industrial agriculture by rejecting a culture of hyper consumption and promote a culture of creation- not factory farming but local farmers meeting local food needs. We can embrace the freedom and stability of agricultural self sufficiency and local interdependency- the battle cry can be Food Sovereignty! And we can do it in advance of any possible economic troubles because of speculation, liquidation, inflation, or any other manipulative practices that might further distort food price and access. We can begin again to base our society on providing our own needs and the needs of our communities."

More article can be found if you follow the link:

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North
Longfellow in Feb 2008