Fossil fuel down on the farm.
Thats very good Transitioner.
However, we convert 10 units of fossil fuel into one unit of food on the fork.
methods instead of requiring 10 calories of fossil fuel inputs for every calorie of food we eat.
This has enabled us to grow the population from 2.56 Billion when I was born to whatever it is now.
We did this, not by becoming much better farmers but by the discovery of FF.
We eat oil, and unless we find another source of energy to feed the excess population that we have now they will starve.
After we have come to our senses about the Right To Breed and have got the population back down below 1Billion then we can impliment Permaculture. But now is not the time to do it.
The other thing we can do is to leave the planet. This is begining to get up a head of steam. Don't worry, we won't be taking you.