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Net vs. gross energy: Is it wise to be complacent?

Net pay is what you have to pay your bills today. And, net energy is what society has in order to conduct its business (and its fun) on any given day. Is net energy still increasing?

Many Countries Reaching Diminishing Returns in Fertilizer Use

For the world as a whole, the era of rapidly growing fertilizer use is now history.

Sustainable Business: Growing Home Gives Roots to Those in Need

 Growing Home was launched to provide job training to Chicagoans in need

Of Vegetables and Venison

This story began when I spotted a road kill Fallow Buck beside the A303.

Bioenergy – A Disaster for Biodiversity, Health and Human Rights

A new, global rush to embrace biofuels—for transport,heat, and electricity—is a growing threat to ecosystems, wildlife, human health, and the climate. The trend poses the danger of increased commodification of forests, greater competition between food and energy markets, and even …

Postcard from the frontline: a Canadian family physician on peak oil

A Canadian family physician's take on peak energy, peak food and peak population: "I became aware of peak oil five years ago, and since then I have been struggling to integrate this knowledge into my medical practice and family life."

The Energy Cost of Food

Eric Garza presents data on the energy costs of food in the United States, and links the high energy intensity of the US food system to recent food price volatility.

The Gleaning Network: The Arable Spring

Gleaning Network UK is a new initiative whose aim is to salvage surplus produce from farms across the country.

A Rainy Solstice - 2013

While the world burns in ever growing forest fires, drowns in flash floods, and despairs in economic insecurity and social in-justice, our gardens grow.

ROOTS, SHOOTS AND SEEDS: The Spear Carriers

Roots, Shoots and Seeds is a book about the local community food movement, set around the wide arable fields of East Anglia, following the tracks of the crops that grow in these clay and sandy soils, from barley to flax, from rapeseed to potatoes.

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