The Foodocracy Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a more independent and sustainable food system by assisting small scale farmers and small batch producers in creating fair and equitable income opportunities. Our mission is anchored in the fundamental belief that food should be good for the environment, our health and local economies.
Strengthening independent food systems is the crossroads of environmental, health, and social change. Today, food and agriculture companies are consolidated, and most of the world relies on a few global companies for the growing, processing, distributing and retailing of food.
The economic impact of the global food system on local communities, particularly rural communities, is devastating. Strengthening independent systems helps farmers and local food producers make enough money to not just survive but to grow and scale, hiring more workers and boosting local economies.
Global scale food production relies on massive volumes of cheap to produce ingredients that grow quickly with no consideration for nutrient density or environmental impact. Nearly 75% of the world’s food comes from just 12 plants and 5 animal species. We are currently losing plant species at a weekly rate. A recent study by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology found that reduced biodiversity affects ecosystems at levels comparable to those of global warming and air pollution.
Small farmers and independent producers lack the resources to compete with global food producers. At The Foodocracy Group we believe that everyone deserves access to more healthy foods and that those foods should be better for our environment and compensate food workers fairly. We are dedicated to promoting a more fair, independent and sustainable food system to improve the quality of life for consumers and food workers while also helping the environment and the local economies where the food is produced.