Technology has opened humanity to the possibility of a post-scarcity world. But despite an abundance of innovation and automation, income inequality and extreme poverty are at historic highs.
On top of that, much of our most advanced technologies are designed to preserve practices that are destroying our environment. Genetically-modified crops, for example, are meant to withstand the very conditions created by the pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides that are wreaking large-scale havoc on ecosystems around the world.
The root cause of climate change is social, with technology in a supporting role. That's why we partner with local nonprofits and communities to build consumer cooperatives that are focused on local food and controlled by their respective communities.
FareMarket is the best way to make local and organic foods the affordable norm rather than an exclusive exception, but we can't carry out our mission without the support of our communities.