The Utopia Foundation was featured in the Edible Nation, Here is an except form the article below:
Where do your investment dollars go? Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, envisions where our money could be going. Inspired by the Slow Food movement, he has created a strategy embracing more ecological, human and direct approaches toward investing. A former venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Tasch came to the conclusion that there should be room in anyone’s portfolio to patronize smaller, regional enterprises.
Focusing on sustainable food and agricultural producers, Tasch thinks we can make return on investment (ROI) on healing broken relationships starting, literally, from the ground up. His blue chip tip: reintroducing organic matter into the soil. He challenges our conventional, past-century way of thinking about money and earth, asking the following three questions:
• What would the world be like if we invested 50 percent of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?
• What if there were a new generation of companies that gave away 50 percent of their profits?
• What if there were 50 percent more organic matter in our soil 50 years from now?
Mind-blowing or common sense? In the interview that follows, Woody Tasch suggests simple ways to rebalance agriculture. One of his goals is to get 1 million people to commit 1 percent of their assets to local food systems within the next ten years.
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