Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 Keith McHugh
This thesis uses an efficiency analysis of agricultural systems to assert that, in lieu of rising prices of fossil fuel, people need to come into more direct contact with their food systems. With a switch to smaller, more efficient farms that rely less on fossil fuel and are connected with the communities they supply for, we can avoid an energy crisis turning into a famine. These smaller-scale systems can help create self-contained, carbon-neutral communities.
McHugh, Keith, "Agricultural Efficiency and the End of the Oil Age; Building a Future of Longevity" (2012). Pomona Senior Theses. 47.
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