03 Apr '11, 6pm

All about the food: The NYT on the ‘future of manufacturing’

All about the food: The NYT on the ‘future of manufacturing’

I think you're missing the larger point. When the received wisdom is that manufacturing is dead, and it's merely a matter of who gets the most bones from the 20th century's industrial corpse, because what innovation remains is strictly virtual - the reality is that there is actually a lot of resurgent innovative brick-and-mortar manufacturing underway. SFMade ( http://www.sfmade.org/ ) successfully markets this fact, even if a lot of its members are artisinal or lifestyle-marketed. Ultimately foods do play a large part in this list, because that's where SF's economic strengths lie. The 'genius' of SFMade is that it recognizes that America should stop trying to compete with 'Anywhere, World' products, because China's largely won that commodified factory fight. What Americans can do is recapture what makes their own corner of the globe unique, valuable, and then sell that. I...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/locavore/all-about-the-food-the-nyt-...

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