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 persist.
On top of that, the bulk of innovative technology is designed around practices that are environmentally harmful. 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, not technological. 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.
It' s the best way to make local and organic foods the affordable norm rather than an exclusive exception, but we can't carry out this mission without the support of our communities.