Farmers know what to do; they are smart folk. They adapt even when asked to think outside the box.
Finding and keeping enough food is every organism’s bane. The endless foraging means risking being foraged or failing to find enough food. Success is longevity and the ultimate aim of making more.
Humans use more energy today, roughly 173,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) than at any other time in history. This is an unfathomable number so let’s bring it back to a more human scale.
Agriculture is essential to humanity. We cannot live in cities or choose not to grow food for ourselves without it. But the current version of agriculture has serious consequences.
If we all ate less meat or even ditched animal-based food altogether would such a radical diet shift save the planet? Assuming that she needs saving, not a given, then would vegetarianism be enough?