The future of community-supported agriculture

Instead of questioning why organic food is more expensive, it’s better to ask why supermarket food is so cheap.

With Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 1)
Highlights:

  • People are getting more savvy, and people want to buy more locally and more sustainably. So I think there is more scope for community agriculture.
  • Instead of questioning why organic food is more expensive, it’s better to ask why supermarket food is so cheap.
  • We leave tomatoes on the plant until they’re ripe, whereas if tomatoes are grown in Spain, and they have to be transported to the UK on a truck for 3 days, then put on a supermarket shelf until they’re bought and taken home, they’re picked before they’re ripe, or by the time they get to you, they’ll be rotten.

Links:
Growing Communities
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Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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