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Beyond fed up: six hard trends that lead to food system breakdown

  2023-03-01 by in Insight, the University of Cumbria's institutional repository

This paper is a preprint of a chapter in the forthcoming book Breaking Together (Bendell, 2023). It analyses six hard trends that are already happening, and lead to food system breakdown. First, the biophysical limits of food production are being reached. Second, current food production systems are actively destroying the very resource base upon which they rely. Third, the majority of food production and all its storage and distribution is critically dependent upon fossil fuels, not only making the food supply vulnerable to price and supply instability, but also presenting an impossible choice between food security and reducing ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Food Production and Consumption | Agriculture | Collapse

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