Accounting for Nature

LOVE TO provides the business systems to fund, support and supply small partner food businesses.

We track the love our partners are feeling, in real time.

We fix it when it drops, then learn from experience and disseminate the solutions to the whole network.

Then we market the produce under a common brand backed by millions of individuals making food with love.

Every bite can be traced to its origin, and every bite comes with an account of the environmental impact getting to market using the “Accounting for Nature” Protocols, developed and proven in Australia by the Wentworth Group.

LOVE TO will manage this using a blockchain solution being developed now with industry leader Everledger. (everledger.io)

Accounting for Nature is built on three concepts:

  1. It is not possible to manage environmental assets if you don’t measure their condition;
  2. The condition of environmental assets needs to be measured at a scale at which ecological processes operate;
  3. Environmental accounts need a common unit of measure of condition – a common currency for the environment – so that we can compare the condition of different assets in different places, at different scales, using (where appropriate) different indicators.

Placing scientific information into an environmental accounting framework allows policy makers and the community to:

  1. Better understand complex scientific information
  2. Set and evaluate measurable standards and policy targets
  3. Estimate the cost of meeting those standards and targets
  4. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of investment decisions
  5. Monitor progress over time.

In doing so, environmental condition accounts can fundamentally change our understanding of ‘development’ and ‘environment’. “
“Accounting for Nature: A common currency for measuring the condition of our environment”.
Wentworth Group 2013

Asset Security & Risk Mitigation

LOVE TO has an applied approach to Asset Security and Risk Mitigation by adopting evolutionary biology principles. 

In small businesses and large, mistakes are made. They sometimes cause the demise of the business. Rarely are mistake-makers rewarded for showing the rest of us what not to do. 

When LOVE TO notes a drop in love scores from any business we task a team of ninjas to fix the problem – technical, financial, human or natural. That fix (or inability to fix) is uploaded and shared to all network partners, allowing pro-active risk mitigation. 

Those partners that apply and benefit from the fix pay a small gratuity to the mistake makers. 
Investors can now rest assured that their investment is quite secure as part of a diverse, self-healing network.

Risk is mitigated and cost of funds is lower.


“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
Charles Darwin

“As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point being once reached, there is only an artificial barrier to prevent his sympathies extending to the men of all nations and races.” 
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” 
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

“I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men” 
Charles Darwin

 

The future of work

 

LOVE TO addresses the future of work, and the way we introduce machines and robotics to our food chain.

We recognise that very soon humanity will be relieved of the dirty, tiresome, life-threatening work that no one loves to do. 

We also recognise that machines can’t aspire. They don’t love.

LOVE TO is designed to implement technology in ways that most benefit humanity and all sentient life, freeing humanity to most fully express itself, live in an abundant world and creatively innovate, collaborate, celebrate and tread more lightly on natural systems.


This also brings a whole cohort of new people to the world of growing and processing food, because they love working with, exploring and developing the technology as they lovingly care for the land, air and water.

Connections

LOVE TO’s growth will be driven by greater connection to the internet. 

The rising billions of people in developing nations will contrast their income and opportunities to the developed world, and seek to take up opportunities to compete with producers in more developed nations in order to secure their own income and improve their standards of living. 

Standards and production systems guaranteeing cleaner, healthier food can be delivered by LOVE TO’s systems. 

People will not only want this better food, but will also be able to access it 
(because it will be produced more locally) 
and to be able to afford it 
(because their standards of living and income will be rising). 

This will eliminate middle men and sweatshops. Equitable partnerships work in the long term, sharing the ups and the downs.

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World Bank research found:

“By looking at the data on satisfaction with standard of living, if your reference income goes up 10 percent, your own income has to go up at least 5 percent for you to maintain the same level of satisfaction. WB also found that as internet access becomes more widespread, people are increasingly looking outward for their reference income. And this correlation has grown over time.

Keeping up with the Jones’s used to be about keeping up with your neighbours. But it’s no longer only about the Jones’s living around you – because of connectivity, the Jones’s could be anywhere in the world. Connectivity in the developing world has expanded. According to Gallup data, internet access for the poorest 20 percent nearly doubled, from 11 percent in 2009 to 21 percent today. In Africa – home to 1.2 billion people – 226 million smart phones were connected to the internet at the end of 2015. By 2020, that number will triple, to three quarters of a billion. As more people connect to the internet, aspirations will continue to rise. 

Rising aspirations aren’t just for things that other people have; they’re demands for opportunities that too many don’t have.”

Charles Darwin

“As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point being once reached, there is only an artificial barrier to prevent his sympathies extending to the men of all nations and races.” 
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” 
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

“I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men” 
Charles Darwin