The importance of "buying local" has become more than a passing trend, it is now a necessity if we are to make our planet sustainable. The incredible quantity of waste involved in the food process, from producer to consumer, is nothing less than shocking.
As governments and big business continue to promote globalisation, communities are demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance and are returning to more human-scale, ecological economies - the economics of localisation.
The Economics of Happiness, a film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page describes this conflict.
The film has just been released in the US and is touring globally. No screenings planned yet for Australia - find out more here.