The theme of distributism has been neglected of late, and attached above is a short video that documents the beginnings of a food cooperative established in the Goulburn Valley area
, after the closure of a factory by Heinz threatened to destroy a local agricultural community. The video highlights not only the great degree of centralisation of food production in Australia, but also the resultant dependence on local communities on multinational food production firms that demonstrate little or no investment in or attachment to the local community.
The video on the other hand, provides a rare and encouraging glimpse into a community reducing its dependence by taking charge of its own local affairs, and tending to local employment needs.
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