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Posted By: fostertomManual labour is powered by oxidising hydrocarbon food, releasing CO2, H2O and exothermic energy. The food is produced, transported and cooked, worldwide, thanks to many kinds fossil fuel input. The fossil fuel content of the world's food-as-stored-energy is, I believe, about 80% - without fossil fuel input, world food production would be one fifth of what it is now, with implications for sustainable population levels. The world food industry is a way of converting fossil fuel into food. Doing things by manual labour may well be more fossil fuel intensive than e.g. using a chain saw (or chipper)
Posted By: Chris Wardleyou use less fossil fuel energy travelling by electric bike, charged from the grid, than pedalling due to the huge amount of fossil fuel that goes into getting food to our tables
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