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Microfinancing the Long Tail of Food

A great article in the New York Times highlights a new project from the Slow Money organization that combines microfinancing and an alternative way to account for value to enable consumers to invest in the local food ecosystem. The project, called Credibles, copies a lot of microfinancing sites, such as Kickstarter, by letting people get nonmonetary rewards for putting money into local businesses, with a bit of a twist:

Microfinancing Science

Via Science Insider comes word of an intriguing effort to bring the concept of microfinance to scientific research. Called SciFlies is reminiscent of Kickstarter. Researchers can post information about their research project, and users can send over small donations to fund their work.

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