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How Responsible Investing Can Change the Food System

How Responsible Investing Can Change the Food System

"We must bring money back down to earth." This is the first of the Slow Money principles. The third annual Slow Money conference , held last week in San Francisco, drew over 800 attendees, including investors and entrepreneurs who were farmers or working in the farm sector supply chain. The gathering's intent was to help others "learn to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered." This event was also birthing something on a broader scale -- a movement dedicated to changing how food is grown, produced and distributed. Slow Money emphasizes creating and sustaining local food systems which support land restoration and preservation with, preferably, local investments. "Agriculture is not a free market -- there's lots of market intervention," said Jim Slama, founder of FamilyFarmed.org. This has caused striking imbalances in our food ecosystem. Less than .2 percent of the...

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