Robert Pekin on building a new model of food production

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Robert Pekin of Food Connect spoke at the EcoCity Food Forum in Melbourne recently, quoting Buckminster Fuller (American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist):

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete

to that end and as a comment on the two big corporations controlling Australian agriculture, Coles and Woolworths, Robert said:

lets set a goal, 50,000 new social enterprises in the food space by 2050, that’ll make the existing model obsolete

That certainly would change the existing model and the world would be a better place; farmers would be paid what they deserve, consumers would have a closer relationship with the grower, 50,000 small businesses would be trading ethically. Sounds like a good model to me.

You can watch Robert’s ten minute speech here

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About stevewilliams1901

Social entrepreneur based in Australia.
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