The Energy File
Year Published: 1979
Vol.2, No.1 - Periodical profile published 1979
Pages: 23pp Price: .75
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX949
The subtitle of this document is "food and energy." The articles show that the food industry is energy intensive.
Abstract: The subtitle of this document is "food and energy." The articles show that the food industry is energy intensive. Another closely related issue raised by other articles is that energy development is usually done at the expanse of resources needed for the food industry. This is pointed out quite clearly by Drew Ann Wake in "Native Food; Political Right."
James Bradburne, in "Food and Energy," analyzes the differing sectors in the food industry and points to the energy needed in each sector. His main point is that "growing food North America style is one of the most energy intensive (businesses) in the world." He looks at three solutions: the Energy Plus solution, the AgriSolution, and the Diet Solution. He concludes that, taken together, the three solutions may be a first step towards solving the high dependence on energy of the food industry.
Another issue raised in one article is that of "Reaping the Whirlwind" notes that the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-Operation (SCIC) suggests, concerning this "breeder's rights legislation," that 1) the new seeds will be dependent on fertilizers and pesticides specific to the multinational company that produces them and 2) it is a move to "limit the healthy development of new varieties" of seeds.