Without a massive redistribution of people back to the land, even that won’t be enough, since 80% of the food will be stored where just 20% of the population lives — 80% of Americans live within 200 miles of the coasts.
At some point of energy decline, there won’t be enough oil to distribute crops by rail, truck, or barge, and 80% of communities are completely dependent on trucks, with no rail or water ports.. Yet as climate change kicks in and successful harvests grow rarer and produce less food, even more storage will be needed at a much smaller scale across the nation. It would help future generations if we built new storage silos now.
Alice Friedemann www.energyskeptic.com author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers”. Podcasts: Practical Prepping, KunstlerCast 253, KunstlerCast278, Peak Prosperity , XX2 report ]
Peter Golob, et. al. 2002. Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Volume 1 Principles and Practice. Volume 2 Durables. Volume 3 Perishables. Blackwell Science.
This is a book review of Golob’s book.
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