Apr 27, 2010
Belated Earthday Post: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
This is one of my favorite documentaries on Cuba and Latin America as a whole. "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" tells hows Cuba completely retooled it agricultural economy after the USSR collapsed, thus loosing support in the form of technology, fertilizers, oil and other petrochemicals. We are often told that the current form of agro-industry/planetary devastation is the only way to feed people efficiently (NPR recently told me how Monsanto seeds produce more with less) and that localized forms of agricultural production and distribution would not work on a large scale. This film tells a different story.