posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 06:55 AM
I didn't really know where to place this thread, so it may be moved I guess.
The thing is, both food and water are essential to life, yet the market treats them both as commodities (the later more-so in the past decade than
The solution I seek, is how can both of these things be made available to all?
And not just meagre portions, but supplied in the abundance there is.
There are more and more "Food Co-ops", but these usually function within the standard market, and sometimes suffer from higher actual prices than
the free market.
And all of this paying for food thing is what we want to get away from, isn't it?
That is of course those of us that don't want to be paid for food.
I have a garden, and it has been doing reasonably well.
I'd love to share its produce with anyone who would eat it, but for me to mail out carrots is mad.
No, rather than trying to solve world hunger with my personal garden, a much better solution is to try and get together as many ideas as I can.
How do small unregulated producers, create a Food Sharing network whose surplus is distributed to the wider community?
How could this work without upsetting "TPTB"?
One idea is for each "person" in the network to have a Share;
Each member supplies what they will, or are able to, or whatever.
Then the food/television-set is put into stock, to be redistributed.
When someone needs an item, they take it*.
Each item/unit that is removed has a fixed low price. Usually say $1 per bag or whatever.
Money collected this way is used to fund the operation, and all profits are distributed as dividends to the share holders. (or to which ever charity,
which would make your food purchases charitable donations).
Any other good ideas?
*everyone knows who the dick was that took 36 eggs every week, cameras or something