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Main Title The locavore's dilemma : in praise of the 10,000-mile diet /
Author Desrochers, Pierre,
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Shimizu, Hiroko,
Publisher PublicAffairs,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 744287613
ISBN 9781586489403 (hardcover); 1586489402 (hardcover); 9781586489410 (electronic); 1586489410 (electronic)
Subjects Produce trade. ; Local foods. ; Food supply--Economic aspects. ; Food supply--Social aspects. ; Food--Transportation. ; Transportation--Environmental aspects.
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EOAM  HD9000.5.D446 2012 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/26/2012
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxviii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The globalization of the food supply chain and its discontents -- Myth #1: Locavorism nurtures social capital -- Myth #2: Locavorism delivers a free economic lunch -- Myth #3: Locavorism heals the earth -- Myth #4: Locavorism increases food security -- Myth #5: Locavorism offers tastier, more nutritious and safer food -- Good intentions, bad outcomes -- Conclusion: Let them eat global cake! A carefully researched deconstruction of the "eat local" ethos argues that it distracts people from solving serious global food issues, identifying the flaws in locally minded logic while explaining how the elimination of agriculture subsidies and opening international trade offer more realistic and sustainable solutions.