Chris Chaisson is a farmer, designer, builder, and educator with Whole Farm Services, LLC. His work includes constructing sustainable infrastructure for farms and homesteads using regenerative technologies.
Written by Chris Chaisson | June 26, 2013
The globalized food chain that Americans have increasingly relied on for over 50 years has begun to show its weaknesses—and inevitable failure. There are many weak links in the chain, but the weakest are storage and distribution. These aspects of modern food production contribute significantly to energy consumption: fossil fuel is required to ship food from far away, to keep food fresh during long–distance transport, and to store food over a long period of time. How can we opt out of this destructive system?