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The Post-Wall Street Era Will Be Local

Maui Breadfruit Company Receives Slow Money

I am convinced that breadfruit has more potential to address food security than does any other crop in Hawaii, where we import about 90% of what we eat. Developing our local small-chain food supply is truly essential in overcoming this staggering figure.

A Figure Without a Ground Cannot Stand

A few years ago, I got a call from New York Times reporter Ron Lieber, who writes for the Your Money column. “My next column,” he told me, “is going to be called ‘Investing For The Truly Fed Up’. I can’t tell you how many folks I hear from who don’t want to invest in the military or sweatshops or tobacco or gambling or nuclear power, and now there’s a whole new wave of folks who are adding fossil fuel to the list.

Celebrating the Real “Angels” in a New Food Economy

Many people relate to angels and have their own definitions of them. In the food system world, “angels” are investors, often known as venture capitalists (VC), typically focused on startups that hold promise of fast growth and exits to allow for large financial returns. VC investors understand that only 1 out of 10 investments will likely succeed, and often choose to invest in the technology sector.

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    • Thank you Loraine for your kind words. I am very interested in the Appalachian Region, both beautiful and victim of human greed. You are right in underlining the importance of cultural norms in supporting (or not) their recovery effort. Please keep me updated on your work. If you are in Boulder for the Slow Money conference next week, don’t hesitate to get in touch (I will take part in a round-table on tuesday afternoon / 3rd floor of Rembrandt Yard,1301 Spruce St. ). Best regards

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