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  •  one of the interesting things (3+ / 0-)

    is this problem they are having with lack of vets to care for the animals they have on these small scale farms and the resultant diseases.

    and producing food is the key here. as is life cycle assessment. All these models which call for the need for supporting small scale farmers don't take into account the fact that even when they do become sustainable, the fact that the so much of world's population is looking to them for meeting their food needs is unsustainable, given the costs associated with transporting goods, peak oil, energy costs, etc.

    Localizing food production, using some of the methods you mention above ... key... in one case in Africa, they are using mushrooms with coffee growers; teaching them to farm protein rich mushrooms which are highly acclamatable (don't know if this is a word) to the climate there and nutritious local food for the population.

    thanks for valuable comments.

    "The new weapon of choice is the broom." Kasr El Nile bridge. Cairo. 02/11/11

    by boatsie on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 07:47:33 PM PST

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