One day when I was out walking in the mountains, I met a local shepherd. He was so proud of his goats; I’m sure he makes the best local Greek cheese in the world. I looked up in the sky and planes were crisscrossing, and I thought about the huge cheese selections in the shops owerflowing with cheese from all corners of the world..
"[...]we should be localizing as much manufacturing and food production as we can. It creates local jobs, increases the diversity of local occupations and skill sets, and thereby increases social capital- the richness of the relationships between people who live within a region." Richard Heinberg, How Globalization Undermines Resilience, Think Resilience Course.