<<I have no trouble imagining low input agriculture sustaining populations
in the US. The key concept that would need to be adopted is underground
housing and commercial buildings. Then the farming via CSA would be
literally overhead. That should cut down on travel time. As small scale
and intelligent machinery is developed to handle raised beds the
production per person will rise to match or exceed current agribusiness
Food production that depends on machinery is not sustainable. You will
always get far less energy out that you put in.
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