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Monday, July 6 • 12:30pm - 1:30am
The Open Source Shopping Basket

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The global food system is intimately connected to the greatest challenges of our time: health, climate change, poverty, environmental collapse and water stress. It is also a model based on closed knowledge systems - opaque supply chains, closed intellectual property rights, and patents on life forms. We might buy Fairtrade coffee but when it comes to most of our shopping basket, consumers have little idea with regards to the social and environmental impacts that have or haven't been caused along the way. But this is all set to change. As we exploit the potentials of networked collaboration, the whole world could become the social and environmental auditor of the food industry: transparent supply-chains and crowdsourced 'ethical' evaluations of food products would be just the start. Come and discuss these issues in a highly participative workshop with the Earth Open Source Institute, a new organisation in the process of creating a collaborative platform that will support the development of "open source"

Monday July 6, 2009 12:30pm - 1:30am
Nuffield Savoy Place

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