"The current global food system is highly fuel- and transport-dependent. Fuels will almost certainly become less affordable in the near and medium term, making the current, highly fuel-dependent agricultural production system less secure and food less affordable. It is therefore necessary to promote food self-sufficiency and reduce the need for fuel inputs to the food system at all levels."

Post Carbon Institute’s Richard Heinberg’s great analysis of the difficult future of agriculture and food production. Much more realistic than the EU’s planned CAP reform scenarios.