Is “Sustainable Agriculture” an Oxymoron?

Is “Sustainable Agriculture” an Oxymoron?.

An elaboration on what Jared Diamond meant about “the worst mistake in the history of the human race” – with details about anthropological studies of subsistence patterns in various human cultures, and how these relate to sustainability, equity and justice.  It makes a case for permaculture (a new take on traditional horticultural societies) as a solution to the multiple messes caused by agriculture.

If love of money is the root of all evil, and money is a way of exchanging surpluses, and surpluses come from the unsustainable overproduction that is the difference between horticulture and agriculture…  then that might very well be when all the trouble started.

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