As communities reconsider the importance of food to their economic well-being, independent farmers and food makers are increasingly focused on selling their products locally. The growth of farmers markets, CSAs, farmstands and the like all represent this New Food Economy. And yet even for all of the growth, local farmers continue to hit […]
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Rebuilding the Food System: Russ Parsons on How to Move Beyond the Shouting to Constructive Conversation
Introduction By: Erika Block, Local Orbit Founder & CEO A few years ago, Russ Parsons published an article in the LA Times, “The Facts About Food and Farming.” It addresses conflicting perspectives in the increasingly audible conversation about building a better food system. Parsons proposes a set of shared principles […]
This is a reposted excerpt originally published on the Design for Social Innovation blog and written by Josh Treuhaft. He does a nice job summarizing Erika’s recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, as part of Design for Social Innovation’s lecture series: All the Ways to Live a Good […]
In a report setting the agricultural agenda for President Obama’s second term, the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) calls for the federal perspective on agriculture to be “reimagined” as an “innovation ecosystem”, emphasizing a new vision for science and technology in agriculture and agricultural research in […]
As a recognized leader in supporting Detroit’s local food economy, Atlas Wholesale Food Company has teamed up with Local Orbit and Detroit Eastern Market to streamline the distribution link and improve transparencies between wholesale buyers and farm producers. “Connecting the dots is what it is all about. In a lot […]