economies of community

From The Lexicon of Sustainability:

 
SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II, WE’VE WITNESSED THE CONSOLIDATION OF NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF OUR FOOD SYSTEM. ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE VITAL LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURES THAT ONCE SUPPORTED AND FED COMMUNITIES, THAT TOOK DECADES TO BUILD, HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED. TOWNS HAVE WATCHED THEIR SLAUGHTERHOUSES, SUPERMARKETS, BUTCHERS, DAIRIES, AND BAKERIES SIMPLY DISAPPEAR. THE QUESTION IS HOW DO WE USHER IN A PERIOD OF REFORM? TO USHER IN A PERIOD OF REFORM YOU NEED A COUNTER MOVEMENT, A SOCIAL MOVEMENT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO FORCE US TO INSTITUTE REFORMS.
 
 
An industrialized food system is highly centralized and benefits from ECONOMIES OF SCALE. Local food systems benefit from ECONOMIES OF COMMUNITY.
 
Three principles of EOC:
1.    Transparent equal access to information
2.    Democratized equal voice and ability to take action
3.    Frictionless simple transactions and feedback
 

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