This is a short section on food and energy issues. With our global dependence on cheap oil for the production of food, including pesticides, fertilizer, plastics, farmaceuticals, etc., the world is facing rising food and oil prices right now. This is a serious threat to our welfare and economy.
We will have to look for alternative ways of farming and producing goods. A good alternative to current food production can be found in permaculture. I have dedicated a forum to discussion of food and energy issues, and another, related forum for discussions on a new economy.