This is not unusual in the food world.
When humans began to raze forests and use the resultant soils to raise crops, they were working their way down through the food chain, no longer harvesting ecosystem detritus but destroying entire ecosystems literally at their roots for short-term human benefit. That practice eventually turned forest ecosystems into deserts. As this essay will survey, that was a rampant problem in all early civilizations. Eventually, humans learned to reach even further back into the ecological horizon as they began burning energy stores that were hundreds of millions of years old; was first and second. They were burned a million times as fast as they were created. In all instances, humans were releasing sunlight energy that had been captured and stored by organisms. In the 20th century, when humans began using nuclear fission, they were going even further back in time and harvesting energy stored via billions of years ago. With each new energy source, humans were harvesting older, more concentrated energy sources, which released far more energy than the previously used source. In each instance, humans plundered the energy source to exhaustion. Humans have not lived in “harmony” with nature since they learned to control fire.
Maslin was also used to make other foods too, such as pottage.
The USDA defines low food security as â€œreports of reduced ..
The hypothetical world government that could enforce the necessary edicts, is every bit as much a “miracle” as genetically-engineered photosynthetic humans and solar food synthesizers, so we can take it off the table as well. At which point we are left with what, exactly? Culture change by means that are presently accessible, most notably global media including the internet.
The Food-Insecurity Obesity Paradox: A Resource Scarcity Hypothesis
Sharon Astyk also contributes to ScienceBlogs. She and her husband ran a small farm for many years, though lately they have been preoccupied with numerous foster children, and plan to move to a small city. She is the coauthor of A Nation of Farmers, and the author of Depletion and Abundance, among other books. In 2011, citing the UN Special Report on the Right to Food, she wrote: