Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

Today we would like to talk to you about zero kilometer products. What are they? As the term itself indicates, they are commodities, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, milk, eggs, wine, meat, cereals, that are produced and sold more or less in the same place, where the purchase/sale process is often managed by the producer without … Leggi tutto Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

The importance of rethinking our economy

In today’s world, everything - from global warming to global financial crisis - is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society. Based on the discourse of Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and the author of several books, including … Leggi tutto The importance of rethinking our economy

7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

The numbers of cooperative business models are increasing daily. These business models are especially successful in the food sector, as well as many others, like housing.  The difference between a cooperative and traditional business models are really clear. In a cooperative, the partners agree with local or nearby producers to buy products according to a … Leggi tutto 7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives