Protecting local food systems

Two weekends of excellent presentations and discussions by luminaries in the field of local food rights: Vandana Shiva and Helena Norberg-Hodge. Both have stressed the need for local food systems to be strengthened, supported and protected. In an increasingly globalized economy (with many benefits) there are real threats to local biodiversity, culture and as Helena argued the fabric of community. The best ways of supporting these are by buying as locally as possible and ensuring most of the direct benefits go to the producers.

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