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Food movement in the US - a Map

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by DKR, Nov 2, 2019.


  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Source (The first map of America’s food supply chain is mind-boggling)

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    Money quote:
    "We also looked for the core counties—the places that are most central to the overall structure of the food supply network. A disruption to any of these counties may have ripple effects for the food supply chain of the entire country."

    Worth a read...
     
  2. Out in the woods

    Out in the woods off-grid in-the-forest beekeeper

    In my area, we know a lot of people who focus on only eating foods grown without a 100-mile radius. I think it is a good idea.
     
  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    We ship Florida oranges to California, and California oranges to Florida. How many billions of barrels of oil would be saved if the States stopped importing crops that could be grown locally?

    If local farmers were helped by the Gubbermint in each State instead of hindered, we could all eat fresher food that cost a lot less. And (oh, yeah!) small farmers would be able to make a living.

    A decentralized food network no longer dependent on long-distance shipping would be a lot more resistant to disruption after any one of the several hundred possible Collapse scenarios.

    We should take a lesson from Cuba.

    When they were abandoned by the Soviets (and embargoed by the US) they had to learn how to survive without imported foods. They did, mostly by turning almost every square foot of available land into farms and gardens. Homes not only had backyard gardens, they had roof-top gardens, and window box gardens, too.
     
  4. apache235

    apache235 Monkey++

    Wait, you want me to learn how to grow what? Look, the yard man is coming at 10 and I have a very important X box game at 10:30 then I have e-mail to check and then Mickey D's for lunch I just don't see how I can squeeze in this farming BS. sarc/off
     
  5. Waydah

    Waydah Monkey

    "If local farmers were helped by the Gubbermint in each State instead of hindered, we could all eat fresher food that cost a lot less. And (oh, yeah!) small farmers would be able to make a living."

    I'm one to think that the "government" just needs to butt out.
     
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