Industrial agriculture is arguably the single most environmentally destructive human activity. In the face of escalating climate change, fresh water shortages, the loss and degradation of topsoil and a host of other environmental and social challenges, creating global food security will become an increasingly urgent global priority.
Meeting the dual challenges of a growing global population and increasingly degraded ecosystems in the face of climate change and peak oil will require fundamental systemic shifts, widespread education and training, and the shift to a greatly decentralized agricultural system and food economy. It will require many more people with the skills to grow food while caring for the environment.
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