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The City that Ended Hunger

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on June 11th, 2009

This article discusses how a city can be self-sustained. Original article written by Frances Moore Lappé, published in YES Magazine.

Farmer Produce in City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

“The city agency developed dozens of innovations to assure everyone the right to food, especially by weaving together the interests of farmers and consumers. It offered local family farmers dozens of choice spots of public space on which to sell to urban consumers, essentially redistributing retailer mark-ups on produce-which often reached 100 percent-to consumers and the farmers. Farmers’ profits grew, since there was no wholesaler taking a cut. And poor people got access to fresh, healthy food.”

To read more of the article visit YES Magazine.

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