06 Jan '12, 5pm

A revolution you can eat | David Boyle

A revolution you can eat | David Boyle

Food production could be the foundation of a thriving local economy. By mckaysavage Tweet For more than a decade now, nef has been developing the idea that local food production can underpin thriving local economies. It is an idea that builds on our concept of using money flows more effectively. You don’t always need extra money to revive your local economy – it can be a matter of using the existing money better so that it doesn’t flow out again at the first exchange. Building a diverse network of food businesses can help here. It has been taken up successfully by many of the Transition Towns. There are places in the UK like Ludlow and Todmorden which have run with the idea of local food, and are enriching their local economies by doing so. But the pioneering work in Vermont, one of the most conservative but also most innovative states in the USA, can teach us all somethin...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2012/01/06/a-revolution-...

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