Big Food vs. Mother Nature

Money can’t buy you cheap oil again: FoE Tom Laskawy has a nice overview of Big Food’s recent desperate-seeming lobbying efforts, before launching into how the one threat Big Food hasn’t proven itself very adept at handling is “the multiheaded hydra of climate change, drought, and the shrinking supplies of various natural resources.…treating climate change as just another regulatory hurdle to overcome is misguided at best and irresponsible at worst. It certainly won’t help Big Food — entirely reliant on fossil fuel for its equipment, its fertilizers, its pesticides, and its processing facilities — in its need to function in a low-carbon world.” (Slate Magazine) Is it wrong for us to have “Planet of the Apes”-style fantasies of Kentucky Fried Chicken signs buried in the desert?

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