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Ellen Brown’s latest article examines a simple local solution to the impending food crisis

The Food Shortage Solution in Your Own Backyard — ScheerPost

“While the global food systems we depend on come under increasing strain, there’s a solution to the growing crisis that most Americans can find in their own backyards–or front lawns.”

Russian families have shown the way. Ellen quotes Dr. Leon Sharashkin, a Russian translator and editor with a PhD in forestry from the University of Missouri:

“Essentially, what Russian gardeners do is demonstrate that gardeners can feed the world – and you do not need any GMOs, industrial farms, or any other technological gimmicks to guarantee everybody’s got enough food to eat. Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days of growing season per year – so in the US, for example, gardeners’ output could be substantially greater. Today, however, the area taken up by lawns in the US is two times greater than that of Russia’s gardens – and it produces nothing but a multi-billion-dollar lawn care industry.”

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