Food collectives in Amsterdam

Aankondiging, gepost door: Meissie-mou op 24/11/2014 11:05:54

Waar: MKZ Binnenpret, Eerste Schinkelstraat 16, Amsterdam , Netherlands
Wanneer: 29/11/2014 - 19:00

MKZ and Meissie-mou present food collectives based in Amsterdam

The past 50 years, we have seen an unprecedented rise in farming productivity, encouraged by the words, more, faster, cheaper. But this has come at a cost – to our health, to our earth, and to our once-thriving agricultural diversity.

The industrial food chain is tangled. Chemically-treated, highly-processed, nutritionally-poor foods are often presented as convenient and tasty options. We're beginning to see the results of this unsustainable system – a system that has contributed to the degradation of our agricultural heartland, waterways, and overall public health.

We reject the idea that consumers have no choice beyond “industrial food” and its ill effects on our health and the environment. We offer a different approach: local & sustainably-grown agriculture – connecting people directly to the growers and artisans responsible for their food.

Food Collectives are organizations promoting local and organic food at the grass-roots level and can be the alternative to the current food industry. Come on Saturday, 29th of November, to MKZ and meet some of the local food collectives in Amsterdam. We will have the chance to hear how they operate, the difficulties they face, and their vision on how to evolve. Apart from the advantages of low prices and the creation of an alternative market with no middlemen, let's explore together if we can find ways to improve the practices towards a more direct, horizontal organization structure of such collectives and those of suppliers as well.

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