Welcome to what I hope could be the birth of a new organisation exploring how people might be able to work together to provide one of life’s most basic necessities.
I’m basing this on the Radical Housing Network, a non-hierarchical organisation of groups sharing a common interest in providing and protecting housing for the benefit of the community. There is an excellent article here explaining the way the RHN is organised and how that helps it to be so successful.
Why might we want to create a radical food network? Ultimately, by taking control of how our food is produced, distributed and sold, we can ensure that food is something that benefits the community. We can take control away from the corporate interests that currently treat food purely as a source of profit and make sure that we get the food we need, not the toxic, exploitative rubbish we are being sold at the moment.
That may be a distant goal at the moment but there is nothing to stop us taking steps in that direction straight away. There are probably many people who are doing some of this already. All that’s needed is for some of those groups to start coming together and working towards their common goals in pretty much the way the Radical Housing Network is already doing.
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