I recently was a panel member at a Local Food Economic Roundtable, hosted by the Co-Intelligence Institute, and part of the Lets Talk Eugene Series. Patrick Maxwell hosted and copied notes from the event onto the web.
Lots of good dialog at this event. Here is what i took home from this meeting:
- Impact of local agriculture on young, old, homeless people, and all people cannot be understated
- Small acts go a long way. For example, posting photos of farmers market produce on Facebook
- Need to apply economic principles/studies pertaining to food at the local level, especially accounting for the negative externalities of corporate, multi-national food production and factoring positive externalities of local food production.