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The Locavore's dilemma : in praise of the 10000 mile diet - PIERRE DESROCHERS - HIROKO SHIMIZU

The Locavore's dilemma : in praise of the 10000 mile diet

PIERRE DESROCHERS
HIROKO SHIMIZU

 
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A new generation of food activists has come to believe that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. By combining healthy eating and a high standard of environmental stewardship, these locavores think, we can also deliver important economic benefits and increase food security within local economies.

But after a thorough review of the evidence, economic geographer Pierre Desrochers and policy analyst Hiroko Shimizu have concluded these claims are mistaken. In The Locavore’s Dilemma, they explain the history, science, and economics of food supply to reveal what locavores miss or misunderstand: the real environmental impacts of agricultural production; the drudgery of subsistence farming; and the essential role large-scale, industrial producers play in making food more available, varied, affordable, and nutritionally rich than ever before in history. At best, they show, locavorism is a well-meaning marketing fad among the world’s most privileged consumers. At worst, it constitutes a dangerous distraction from solving serious global food issues.

Deliberately provocative, but based on scrupulous research and incontrovertible scientific evidence, The Locavore’s Dilemma proves that:

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Auteur :  PIERRE DESROCHERS
HIROKO SHIMIZU
Titre : The Locavore's dilemma : in praise of the 10000 mile diet
Date de parution : août 2012
Éditeur : PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Sujet : ESSAIS DIVERS
ISBN : 9781586489403 (1586489402)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 145515740
No de produit : 1306513

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