Richard Maybury on the Collapse of the Anglo-American Empire and What It Means for You
When thinking of becoming self-reliant, the question arises "how much land do I need to be able to sustainably grow enough food for my family?" The exact answer to that question depends on several factors, but you can learn a lot, and make a pretty good estimate, by looking at some scenarios that span the various alternatives. Let’s start first off with the almost magical dream of the pure hunter/gatherer. Backyard Food Production -How Much Land Does it Take?
How Much Land Does a Man Need? "How Much Land Does a Man Require?" (Russian: Много ли человеку земли нужно?
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A book detailing the Bio-Intensive method for gardening. This is the "Bible" for sustainably growing food on a human scale. I refer to the charts and information in these pages regularly, and almost all of the organic farmers I know have a copy in their libraries. Backyard Food Production Library Store - How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
(Update: I thought this popular article would be worth bumping back up due my #BelowTheLine eating challenge. There have been some good comments about the fact that caloric content does not equate to nutrition. What Does 200 Calories Cost? The Economics of Obesity
The 2% : Casaubon's Book Michael Ableman has written a l ovely manifesto from the 2% - the tiny percentage of Americans who actually farm: There are far more people in prison than growing our food, more stockbrokers and lawyers than those of us who feed our neighbors.
The US has the highest prison population in the world - some of whom have been subjected to lengthy sentences for relatively minor crimes. Why are so many Americans in prison? - Inside Story Americas
For the last several years I’ve been working on the invention of “Urban and Suburban Right-to-Farm Laws” and have had some notable successes including a legal conference on the idea and a few municipalities that have implemented them. Taming the Zoning Monster : Casaubon's Book
‘Unlimited’ is a funny thing. Coping with Unlimited
The Grocery Store is the only retail establishment that I visit more than once a month. But even then, we have a bit of a love/hate relationship. Grocery Shopping With Your Middle Finger | Mr. Money Mustache
Lab-Grown Burger To Be Served In Six Months Muscle cells taken from a cow are placed in a special nutrient mixture that promotes growth. Researchers hope to combine the cultured tissue into a hamburger sometime this fall. A number of laboratories around the world are trying to grow meat in a Petri dish.
Case for Zero Waste "Although unheard of a decade ago, there is considerable recent interest in designing industrial production processes that produce zero waste…the goal is a worthy motivator."
Yet, virtually alone, the Center for Biological Diversity is breaking the taboo by directly tying population growth to environmental problems through efforts like giving away condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals. The idea is to start a debate about how overpopulation crowds out species and hastens — just when the world is welcoming Baby No. 7 Billion. Environmental Group Breaks the Silence on Population Control
Getting ready for the end of growth on Earth Long Beach, California—Paul Gilding wants to scare us. He wants to scare us into acting before it's too late.
The one thing that international bankers don't want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age. They called Colin Campbell, who helped to found the London-based Oil Depletion Analysis Centre because he is an industry man through and through, has no financial agenda and has spent most of a lifetime on the front line of oil exploration on three continents. He was chief geologist for Amoco, a vice-president of Fina, and has worked for BP, Texaco, Shell, ChevronTexaco and Exxon in a dozen different countries. "Don't worry about oil running out; it won't for very many years," the Oxford PhD told the bankers in a message that he will repeat to businessmen, academics and investment analysts at a conference in Edinburgh next week. The end of oil is closer than you think | Science
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