A new book is out called The Locaver's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 mile Diet argues the "buy local" movement is misguided and a well meaning marketing fad among the world's most privileged consumers.
I tend to agree and think the whole "buy local" is so overrated…..
Why would I buy a stalk of corn for $7 from my local farmer when I can go to Wegman's and buy a stalk for $3 grown in Cali, assuming the taste is the same?
"A dogmatic approach is rarely a good idea, and questions about where food should be grown and why are indeed complex. But does that mean things [our current food system] are great the way they are?”
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