Economically Restructuring the Food System

Posted on March 12, 2013

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The industrial food system as it is currently designed, simply cannot sustain itself because of 1) its dependence on oil and 2) its negative impact on our environment and our health.

It’s demise is inevitable, but slow, because the marketplace does not price food properly. Every consumer is paying the full price of food, but we’re paying it in different places – through our taxes and through our medical costs.

Two things needs to happen – unsustainable food has to be priced higher in order to clarify its true cost; and currently expensive sustainable food has to drop in price, based on greater availability and production.

- Inspired by the Roots of Change.