Helena is linguist, author, film maker and the founder and director of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures. Which is a leading voice in the new economy movement, and the convenor of World Localization Day.
She is the author of several books, including ‘Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh’, an eye-opening tale of tradition and change in Ladakh, or “Little Tibet”. Together with a film of the same title, Ancient Futures has been translated into more than 40 languages, and sold half a million copies.
In this episode we talk about the importance of local food for our health, communities and the environment. We discuss the impacts of global trade, capitalism and corporate power on communities and individuals. We talk about the way forward after a bottleneck in global power, industrial farming and trade has reduced our ability to survive when economies collapse. The answer starts with local food.
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