William Bronson wrote: Found this old thread while researching an idea.
When I dumpster dive I often find places that have post consumer waste- leftovers from fast food places, mixed with plastic and paper waste.
I was wondering if chooks could reliably sort the foid from the trash.
Lori Whit wrote:I think this article is of interest. I read it last year shortly after it was posted, and I still think about it and wonder how the people are doing today. If they've been able to grow more of their own food. If they've found ways to create and keep alive community. If they've survived.
What happened when Walmart left
David Livingston wrote:The more I think about the logical progression of trying to go local is that the so called free trade idea should be binned . I give you four examples .
Generic drugs are available for between an quarter of the price and in some cases less than a tenth of the price in europe than in the USA . They quality is no different . So why ?
David Livingston wrote:Mobile phones are seen as an essential thing these days yet none are manufactured in the USA and very few in Europe , are people in the USA or Europe incapable of such work ? nope instead we have Apple with a platoon of accountants moving money round the world to avoid tax ( never mind the destablisation of the congo where some of the raw materials come from)
David Livingston wrote:The usa supports the price of rice grown in Texas ( govt speak for subsidises ) and sells the excess in West Africa undermining the lively hood of local small farmers.
David Livingston wrote:I note with some amusement the recent USA govt announcement to level charges on solar panels and washing machines.
David Livingston wrote:I think govt should be encouraging local production where ever practical . What do othe folks think ?