“Everyone is an investor in food.” That’s the motto of Slow Money NYC, and it has rung true for me from the first time I heard it. As I started learning how interconnected everything is in life, the principles of Slow Money (a national organization that has inspired local groups like Slow Money NYC as well as a broader movement to investing in a sustainable food system) made a lot of sense.
The idea of connecting “where our food comes from with where our money goes” is simple but powerful, and addresses the challenges created by the industrial food and global finance systems. Relationships, communities and the environment matter. Farmers, place-based food entrepreneurs and healthy soil matter.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000 to sustain a growing global population.
If the status quo—of food, health, environment and well-being—is good for you, then stop reading. However, if you believe that there is an urgent need to improve our food system and an opportunity to so, then let’s get started.
First, slow down. There’s a reason that concept is embraced by the Slow Food movement as well as Slow Money (which was inspired by it).
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- Purchase from organic and sustainable sources…
- Invest in sustainable organic companies. Your investing dollars will provide needed cash flow for that company’s operations