They would need to know:

  1. their local climate and the type of soil on their land
  2. their daily - and hence annual - nutritional needs
  3. the necessary crop mix which would grow on their land
  4. types and sources of machinery to help them do the job
  5. recipes and means for turning those crops into meals

It should be possible to build databases to furnish any family anywhere on the habitable surface of this planet with the information they would need to produce their own food from their local land.

However, making all this happen would, I fear, require an impossible paradigm shift in technical and political thinking.

© January 2001 - Robert John Morton