The situation is also exacerbated by the following factors:



We have already examined some of these issues in previous chapters, again highlighting how issues of sustainability are all encompassing and cannot be compartmentalised

fossil fuel depletion

corporate control of genetic diversity, seeds and natural resources

displacement of indigenous people

soil degradation

water scarcity

increasing population

increasing urbanisation

intensive livestock farming

competition for land and resources

super farms and monoculture

poor planning of urban areas

just-in-time distribution

supermarket domination

geopolitics and war.

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