29 Nov '11, 10am

Two Birds with One Stone – Addressing Food Security and Disempowering the 1% with Slow Money

Two Birds with One Stone – Addressing Food Security and Disempowering the 1% with Slow Money

At this conference, discussions covered a wide range of issues related to food security, sustainability, and investment. In a breakout panel on slow money financing for new food enterprises, the Southeast chapter leader described her efforts to facilitate small-scale, peer-to-peer loans. Among her community, several investors who once traded on the stock market no longer have faith in our traditional monetary system. They have withdrawn their money and are looking for valuable and meaningful places to invest. Why not invest in the people and businesses they can patron personally in their own communities? Doing so is an opportunity to fund the success of worthy enterprises right there in their town. Not only can they feel good about their investments, but they can benefit from them directly by consuming the very products or services they helped make possible. In this model,...

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