It is a little known fact that nitrogen and other fertilizers are nearly all imported
from India and China. And as those domestic markets increase with their own domestic
growth, this could lead to shortfalls and higher prices that are unsustainable in
the future. And importing inputs from different continents adds to your food miles
and energy being used to create that food (it can be likened to that of an animal's
carbon footprint). Animals that are intensively produced are fed by large automatic
hoppers that are restocked periodically by arctics full with concentrates, brought
on to the farm from a mill. The ingredients for which will have been intensively
produced from farms that can be great distances away.
When you add the fuel being consumed by all the automated equipment to plough, plant,
fertilize, apply pesticides, harvest and mill the produce it becomes significant.
It is all heavily based on oil and as we have been given a date for oil production
running out this is not seen as sustainable.
The older methods of farming which used very little farm inputs are what Riverwood
Mission - Reducing Farm Inputs
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