SUCCESS COUNTERING INDUSTRIAL AG: WHAT IS IT WE AS INDIVIDUALS CAN DO THAT HELPS FAMILY FARMERS AND COMBATS CONSOLIDATION BY AG MONOPOLIES? Last Fall TEDx speaker Mohammad Modarres (6:05) delved into our troubled system and explained why there is an outsized impact when we all buy DIRECTLY from real farmers at a Farmers Markets. Caleb, Megan & Jim
"…Today, a handful of corporations continue to consolidate the entire food supply chain, from the intellectual property of seeds to produce and livestock all the way to the financial institutions who lend to these farmers. And the recent results have been rising bankruptcies for family farms and little control for those who are just trying to survive in the industry. Left unchecked, we will head into another economic collapse, one very similar to the farm crisis of the 1980s, when commodity market prices crashed, interest rates doubled, and many farmers lost everything.
"Fortunately, there's a very simple, three-part solution you can be part of right now to help us transform our food industry from the bottom up.
"Step one: shop at your local farmers markets…"
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: The average farmer in America makes less than 15 cents of every dollar on a product that you purchase at a store. They feed our communities, but farmers often cannot afford the very foods they grow. In this actionable talk, social entrepreneur Mohammad Modarres sho…