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Who Grows Your Food? Interview w/@tonynicalo

We were fortunate to be a part of the Slow Money Gathering in San Francisco about two weeks ago. Anthony went down and met with people working on problems related to sustainable economics and tomorrow’s food systems, and we were selected to speak as one of the promising companies changing the world for the better.

Slow Money is an amazing movement that we’ve supported since its inception. It’s gained an incredible amount of traction in North America and looks to rethink the relationship that investing has with local economies and sustainability.

Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up… starting with food.

Connie Kwan from the NYC Fair Trade Coalition interviewed Anthony while they were in the Bay Area.

We’re excited to see what’s happening in the Slow Money community. It’s truly inspiring, year after year, to see such impressive innovation focused on fixing such significant systemic issues in food.

Have you joined the Slow Money Network?

Slow Money National Gathering & Entrepreneur Showcase

Slow Money Gathering in San Francisco

If you’re familiar with the concept of slow money you know it’s a new way of thinking about investing money sustainably with a focus on food and agriculture. It’s been dubbed one of finance’s biggest recent trends and next week the movement gathers supporters in San Francisco for its 3rd Annual Gathering.

The Slow Money Alliance is hosting its third national gathering in San Francisco next week. It’s an event that will bring together investors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and thought leaders, all with the common interest in changing the world through food and agriculture. The Gathering takes place over three days, October 12th to 14th, and registration is still available.

Entrepreneur Showcase + Foodtree

A highlight of the Slow Money Gathering every year is the Entrepreneur Showcase. Innovative food enterprises are given the opportunity to present their ideas and stories with investors and thought leaders as an example of the innovation happening in the space. Since the previous Gathering in 2010, more than $4.25 million has been directly invested in a dozen of the presenting small food enterprises. Foodtree is among the thirty selected organizations taking part in the showcase, so keep an eye out for our CEO, Anthony Nicalo as he pitches on Thursday.

If you’d like to connect with Foodtree during Slow Money, Anthony will be in attendance for the entire event. He’ll also be participating in a breakout session discussing Mapping Food Sheds on Wednesday at 1:30pm. Stop in and say hello!

Rebecca Gerendasy: Paul Hawken: The High Cost of Cheap Food (video)

Integrating cost and price will require a transparent food system. The feedback Paul talks about can only happen when practices and data are open.