Check out the Facebook Group discussing food security in St Margarets Bay:
It’s only a few weeks old and there are well over 100 active members. Let’s keep the conversations going about food.
Its becoming increasingly obvious that our highly aggregated and centralized food supply chains are vulnerable to continued disruption. For example, a recent Bloomberg report pointed out the problem that has been developing for decades:
“…The problem is consolidation, and with Tyson, JBS SA and Cargill Inc, three mega-corporations that control 66% of America’s beef, as much of it is processed in just a few dozen meatpacking facilities across the US. Only a few companies also dominate pork and chicken.
There have been at least 12 closures of meatpacking plants in April because of virus-related issues among employees. This has resulted in at least 25% of pork and 10% of beef processing capacity coming offline in the last several weeks,…”
Grow you own, and know who grows the rest for you. It’s the most resilient system that has been proven by history.