Hey whats up. It's Carisma again. Guess what? I have a secret I want to share. It's all about the food system and co-ops. The first thing you need to know about the food system is it isn't all about hamburgers from burger king or McDonalds. The food system is much larger than that, and deeper. It deals with where food comes from, and how far it has to travel to get to you. Right now everyone is part of a food system, not to be confused with food chain. You are part of your community food system, though many people don't think about it that much...What is a community food system? I know, who actually stops and wonders once a day what is a community food system. Yet we all are part each and everyday. There are four things a community food system has that seperates it from the globalized food system...
- food security is a goal where everyone in the neighborhood has good (healthy) food to eat
- proximity or how far you have to travel to get to your food, if you have to travel a long way (be honest) you're probably going to end up going to the corner store, because its closer. good proximity makes sure there is healthy avaliable food near you.
- self-reliance means whether or not the community is completely independent and does not have to rely on anyone else to get the things that they need.
- SUSTAINABILITY-good reason why this one is different from all the rest. It refers to keeping the system going for future generations. This is probably the most important of all the four. I mean do you want your future grandchildren to grow up without this wonderful food system we have now? I don't.