04 Jul '12, 12pm

Community supported agriculture: Grist readers stand up for local food

Community supported agriculture: Grist readers stand up for local food

Desrochers wants to defend Japanese honor? This is entirely unnecessary. Japan gave the world Masanobu Fukuoka. Desrochers would do well to read Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution and Sowing Seeds in the Desert to learn about what local sustainable food, specifically Japanese, can and does look like. In 1988 Fukuoka received the Magsaysay Award (often referred to as the Nobel of Asia) for Public Service. Japan is also one of the birthplaces of the Community Supported Agriculture movement. In 1965 mothers in Japan who were concerned about the rise of imported food, the loss of arable land, and the migration of farmers into cities started the first CSA projects called Teikei (提携) in Japanese.

Full article: http://grist.org/locavore/community-supported-agriculture...

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