15 Dec '11, 3am

Building a Truly Local Food Economy Through Strategic Thinking (Video)

Building a Truly Local Food Economy Through Strategic Thinking (Video)

Transition Culture /Video screen capture The other day I posted some videos of people across Britain who are not just growing, buying or selling local food, but rather pursuing systemic innovation to create a local food economy . This distinction is important. Buying your carrots at the farmers market is nice. But we need much broader, system-wide changes from growers to processors to distributors to retailers and end consumers. It's a point Lloyd picked up in his excellent piece on designing a local food economy in Detroit . We can no longer focus on simply where a particular food item comes from, and give preference to those that were grown closer to home. We have to look at the bigger picture. That's why this video featuring Rob Hopkins of the Transition Movement is so important. Part of a series on "Transition in 10 Objects" (which included the energy efficiency benefi...

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