Keeping it local and under our control

This is an expanded and edited version of a combination of a number of posts that were originally published on our sister blog, Alternative Estuary. There were a number of issues raised in those posts that need to be looked at in more depth. These range from the fragility of the complex food supply chains we rely on, through to the need to collectively gain more control over our food supply and in the process, start to bring some power back down to the grassroots.

The just in time food supply chains we have come to (over)rely on are incredibly complex. They enable us to have food from across the globe pretty much on demand. They have done away with the notion of seasonal eating that those of us with a fair few decades on the clock remember from our childhoods and teenage years. They have become something so integral…

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