Local Food Producers http://www.kplu.org en Seattle councilman wants you to eat more locally-grown food http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-councilman-wants-you-eat-more-locally-grown-food <p>Locally grown foods are better for the environment; it takes fewer resources and produces fewer greenhouse gases to get them from farm to table.</p><p>And<a href="http://www.farmland.org/documents/AFTPlantingTheSeedsF.pdf"> a new report</a> indicates that people in western Washington could pretty easily more than double their consumption of local foods.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7447 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle councilman wants you to eat more locally-grown food Slow Money: Pairing investors with food businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/slow-money-pairing-investors-food-businesses <p>Forget Wall Street. One way some well-off Northwesterners avoided steep losses in the stock market in recent years was by making unusual alternative investments: in small farms and food businesses. These “angel investors” are organizing loose networks to match their money with cash-hungry local producers. Think of it as slow-food meets slow money.</p><p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:12:02 +0000 Tom Banse 370 at http://www.kplu.org Slow Money: Pairing investors with food businesses