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Food Cooperative to change the world

 
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I would think any plan for world domination would need to include Food Cooperatives. These could start out small. A few neighbors buying flour, beans, cereals, rice sugar etc. in bulk. People could bring their own containers to fill. Thereby reducing packaging and waste.
The theory would be to keep food costs down by buying wholesale and rely on volunteer member work and later perhaps hire some helpers.. Coop members choose where to buy, locally when possible. Also they choose what to buy, the healthiest products possible. the people could demand non gmo and chemical free products. Perhaps creating local jobs by asking Jo to grow our carrots. Helen to produce our egss. Keeping the money local. Members could preorder their products, reducing waste. Most people have no idea the huge amount of food that is wasted because store managers must guess at what will sell this week. People being as they are you can only guess how difficult this task becomes. Where they overestimate this good food goes to further pollute the landfills.
Build community by working together. Community being way underrated and most important in permaculture.
Coops could give much needed control back to the people. In time and with cooperation these could surpass the chain stores. Yes they could help dominate the World!!
 
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They are called AMAPs and are very common in France some grow big enough to open there own shops as part of a bigger network called the Biocoop

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