A not-uncontroversial thesis, I gather – but interesting.
THE DEVIL’S BARGAIN: CATASTROPHIC AGRICULTURE
Figure 1Richard Manning’s book Against the Grain is a remarkable work — succinct, well-researched, solution-oriented and mind-altering. It’s an absolute must-read. Please don’t settle for the synopsis below, and don’t assume that because it’s about the history and economy of agriculture it’s a dull read. It’s riveting. The issues that Manning describes in the book were first raised in his Harper’s Magazine article last winter called The Oil We Eat. But the book goes much further.
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