Farming for a small planet: Agroecology now

by Frances Moore Lappé

The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment. Industrial agriculture is characterized by waste, pollution, and inefficiency, and is a significant contributor to climate change. Within so-called free market economics, enterprise is driven by the central goal of bringing the highest return to existing wealth. – See more at: http://www.greattransition.org/publication/farming-for-a-small-planet#sthash.hjKf1jV0.dpuf