"It is time we faced up to the fact that developing our super-efficient food distribution system has resulted in the complete destruction of our local food infrastructure. Worse than that, the supertanker of centralised commodity distributed food supply is still going in the wrong direction, using the language - category management, food chains and supply chain rationalisation - of an industry which treats food no differently than paint, cars or computers.
So if, for whatever reason the current centralised oil-based food production and distribution systems were threatened by an external crisis, how could we strengthen our ability to feed ourselves and our families? Clearly there is no one simple answer but here are my suggestions:"
Read the rest in this good article on local food systems