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Old 07-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
Steve Liberati
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Buying Local

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?”

http://grist.org/locavore/local-hate...s-do-more-harm (work family safe)
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