Food and Farming After Peak Oil: BBC Wales Takes a Long Hard Look

Who said the revolution would not be televised? What with national newspapers talking about survivalism and community resillience, and radio soaps joining the Transition Towns initiative, it really seems like the mainstream media in the UK are embracing the idea that peak oil, fossil fuels and climate change are very real, and very immediate, threats to our way of life. Now, thanks to one of our periodic check-ins with Rob Hopkins' Transition Culture blog, we've come across this BBC Wales series, in which Patrick Holden of the Soil Association explores how to move his farm, and our food systems in general, away from their precarious reliance on dwindling oil supplies. It's dynamite stuff, looking at both the problems with the way we eat now, and the solutions that may help us move away from this crisis. Topics covered include everything from local food festivals to potential civil unrest in the face of rising fuel prices to urban community gardening to supermarket's phoney 'local' food initiatives - click below the fold for parts two, three and four. Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

::Soil Association::via Transition Culture::

Tags: Agriculture | Beef | Biodiversity | Cities | Conservation | Energy Efficiency | Oil | Pesticides | United Kingdom

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