Big Pharma's focus is on high-cost, high-profit products. Consequently, remote or marginalized populations, as well as rare diseases and conditions are ignored. Without HAP, this shortcoming is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. HAP is based on an online community generating business opportunities for grassroots entrepreneurs that are inherently community-oriented (like CSA's).
By harnessing the latent potential of silent metabolism, HAP can multiply the diversity of treatments used in alleviating medical or physiological conditions of concern. A higher diversity of treatments translates into more options of care which translates into more hope which translates to a higher quality of life, and serves to stimulate the economy.
The current ratio of producers to consumers for modern pharmaceuticals is ~10M:1. By reducing entry barriers of costs and permissions, HAP has the potential to create many small service providers that confer easier access to more people in need of medicine.
The HaPpening Community Network educates for horticulture and ecological thinking. It promotes connecting to other humans through shared interest in plants.