How to grow the non-corporate food sector

Markets have played a role in building communities in a bleaker times than now.

With Lynne Davis of Open Food Network.

Highlights:

  • Pretty much everyone I know has some kind of dream of one day moving to the countryside and having a smallholding.
  • We all try to fit in and be normal so we want to do what our friends do and what we think everybody else does, and we see what everybody else does through media largely and through our friendship circles. And it’s becoming more normal to eat less meat and to think about vegetables, to use reusable coffee cups etc. So there’s some hope there. But the shifts are still quite individualistic, and we need to be more systemic about it.
  • We put a lot of trust and also responsibility on markets and government to solve our problems but community’s been overlooked, and I do feel like there should be a responsibility within markets and government to start to re-establish communities. It’s something that we’ve seen in the past. Certainly markets have played a role in building communities in a bleaker times than now.

Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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