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    Covid-19

    One can be a very good, serious and competent student of an interdisciplinary (or transdisciplinary) field of study without having published much in that field. That would be me. I've been preparing to publish … for years. I'm an "outsider" -- an independent scholar working in human ecology as...
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    Covid-19

    I'm quite aware of it, thanks. I don't like it. But it's a fact of my existence. Most folks aren't holistic thinkers with breadth and depth of perspective on the topics I study. Just like most people aren't medical doctors or biologists. So it's something I have to live with. Most folks don't...
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    Covid-19

    I'm done here. Some responders here simply haven't the slighted apprehension of the complexity of what we're discussing, and I don't have the time to explain that complexity -- especially when it's obvious to me that there is a strong emotional attachment to the POV being defended. It just uses...
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    Covid-19

    Thousands upon thousands of Americans have been lining up for help from food banks, with lines being sometimes four and five miles long. https://www.npr.org/2020/04/17/837141457/thousands-of-cars-line-up-at-one-texas-food-bank-as-job-losses-hit-hard What you apparently don't understand is...
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    Covid-19

    Massive quantities of meat which would otherwise have been in the system are being "culled" -- read tossed away, wasted. https://www.medicaldaily.com/top-7-dht-blocker-shampoos-stop-hair-loss-442849 Massive quantities of vegetables and fruit are similarly being wasted because the farmers...
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    Covid-19

    Anyone who can do a Google search can know right now that the entire world is having a global food crisis right now. Go ahead. Try it. Use words like "world" and "global' and "food crisis" in your searching. Now I ask you..., do you think because you live in the USA, or in some other special and...
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    Covid-19

    WHAT FOOD CONSPIRACY THEORIES? Now you are dismissing longer term analysis of a food crisis as a "conspiracy theory"! Did you even TRY and do some research into the valid questions before dismissing concerns about near term food security as a "conspiracy theory"? A rhetorical question, of...
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    Covid-19

    How am I supposed to respond to this?! Folks staying home because of a government mandate to do so, or in order to avoid a deadly viral infection, is being called "a labor shortage". No effort was made to actually look into food security issues. This is not an honest conversation here! It's...
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    Covid-19

    Anyone honestly watching what's happening with our local, state, province, national and global economies and food security / food insecurity / food distribution problems ... will have to acknowledge that, so far, my predictions are right on schedule. I'm not bragging about my predictive skills...
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    What precautions are you taking against the coronavirus in your poly networks?

    Meat plants, a.k.a, meat packing plants, with thousands of workers are closing all over the country, in large and expanding numbers right now because their workers are getting sick with coronavirus. This will impact the price of meat, sending it up. It will likely also impact supply. This is...
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    What precautions are you taking against the coronavirus in your poly networks?

    I'm not saying that millions of tiny backyard gardens, requiring a relatively small investment in time, energy, etc., is ENOUGH to stave off worst case scenarios all by themselves. Nope. It's not that simple. I'm not that simple! But if millions of unemployed people start this process we will...
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    What precautions are you taking against the coronavirus in your poly networks?

    I'm living well under the middle class bubble. If millions of people grow small gardens which require relatively little time to maintain while peri urban polyculture farms utilize some the underutilized labor of the moment, etc., etc., etc. (don't expect me to write a whole book here, which is...
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    What precautions are you taking against the coronavirus in your poly networks?

    My prediction of food scarcity (and money to buy food with scarcity) were not so much about the immediate near term but the slightly more distant near term, like early or late summer, or maybe autumn. Maybe even later. But soon enough. We're experiencing disruptions now from the collision of a...
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    Covid-19

    This guy gets it. When the Great Disruption Began https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-04-02/2020-when-the-great-disruption-began/ … and read this one too https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-04-02/four-ways-covid-19-will-change-food-systems-and-food-security/
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    What precautions are you taking against the coronavirus in your poly networks?

    When the Great Disruption Began https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-04-02/2020-when-the-great-disruption-began/
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