Dale Allen Pfeiffer. Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture
ISBN 0865715653 | edition 2006 | 125 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the United States show that ten calories of hydrocarbon energy are required to produce one calorie of food. Such an imbalance cannot continue in a world of diminishing hydrocarbon resources.
Eating Fossil Fuels examines the interlinked crises of energy and agriculture and highlights some startling findings…