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Famine by price: we need food security now

Nearly everything that we will eat today has been touched by oil.  From the machines that do the plowing and planting, to the fertilizer and pesticides, to the machines that harvest, to the trucks that deliver it here, to the cars we drive to the store, oil is involved every step of the way.  Our food is drenched in it.

Over 70% of the oil that creates the food that we eat is imported, leaving it vulnerable to political turmoil.  Continue reading

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