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Permaculture Can Help us Help Ourselves | TEDxKnoxville talk

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Some of the amazing energy facts Chad Hellwinckel presented in his Tedx Video talk:

Energy Returns on Food
US (1920) "at farm gate" 1 unit in = 3 units out
US (Today) "at farm gate" 1 unit in = 1 unit out
US (Today) "at plate" 7 units in = 1 unit out

I think this alone almost presents a compelling argument why our "modern monoculture farming & marketing methods" are not sustainable.

Links to Article & Talk

Very good video presentation in my opinion...

Regards to all,
Monte Hines
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