New food distribution model

With so much focus on consumers knowing where their food comes from and getting into direct connection with the farmer, it is an interesting possible solution that Southern Cross University researcher Rose Wright presents in her new food distribution model.

Distribute locally first is the core solution of Wright’s model which is based on the concept of regional food networks that would see farmers and growers selling their produce through locally based coordinated trading systems, sending only what they don’t sell to city markets.

“The idea is not reinventing the wheel but slightly modifying our current system and behaviour. How we ended up with a system that sees regional food being taken to the city and then sold and transported back to where it was grown in the first place is incomprehensible,” Wright said.

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