Part of the shift to a better food culture is pulling policy people to make some changes, part of it is about a citizens movement (that’s us) demanding sustainable healthy food but another part of it is creating and engaging new social enterprise models. Unsurprisingly the US is way ahead of us on this. Here’s Yumspring by Alex Ginsberg talking about how you can use technologies to not just test but develop and build a community around your food idea and go beyond the Kickstart / crowd-source model to something more dynamic for food entrepreneurs.
We’ll be exploring some of these ideas and innovations in the next few weeks in time for a presentation at the Nourish conference 2012 (Queen Margaret University on 28th and 29th September. The title is ‘Scotland’s Food 2020 – Healthier, Wealthier, Greener, Smarter, Fairer?’)