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Barnraiser, crowdfunding dedicated to sustainable food

In the United States there’s a new platform dedicated to local, organic and sustainable farming, for a cleaner and healthier world.

The huge genetically modified maize fields in the US could be old-fashioned. This is thanks to a crowdfunding experiment, aimed to promote and support small, organic and sustainable farms, and projects – from art to literature – regarding healthy eating.

 

Barnraiser is a new platform, and its mission “is to put a billion dollars into the hands of food innovators as they reshape a healthy food world” and make sustainability the standard.

 

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The projects sponsored by the platform are varied, but they share the same mission: quality food production. The farming section is dedicated to projects ranging from urban farming to young farmers and organic farms; in the community section you can find initiatives for food justice, community gardens, and co-operative kitchens; the food section is dedicated to projects of artisan production, and local, farm-to-table, healthy foods; the education section includes workshops and educational farms; the media section includes books, television programmes, mobile apps, and art projects dedicated to food.

 

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Platform founders set to 2,000 dollars the minimum amount to start each initiative, even if it’s possible to achieve other amounts.

 

You can easily share your sustainable idea: you only need to sign up (also through Facebook), and propose your project, and fill in a personal data sheet. You can choose your country of origin, this means you don’t need to be in the United States to start a fundraising.

 

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82% of the projects and start-ups proposed have been successful, with an average of 12,000 dollars raised, according to data by Fortune.com.

 

 

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