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The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet Hardcover – Jun 5 2012

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs (June 5 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586489402
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586489403
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #299,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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from the Foreword by Blake Hurst, president, Missouri Farm Bureau
“In large parts of the world, local trumps science, and people suffer as a result….  Desrochers and Shimizu take the idea of local food to the back of the barn and beat the holy livin' tar out of it. In a more rational world, their defense of what is so clearly true would not be needed. However, our world is not rational, and most of what passes for thinking about food is as full of air as an elegant French pastry.”

Ronald Bailey, Reason.com
“Desrochers and Shimizu demonstrate that the debate over food miles is a distraction from the real issues that confront global food production.”

MasterResource.org
“Desrochers … is the scholar's scholar. In an age where few read all important material on all sides of their subject, this professor stands out.”

Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, sspp.proquest.com
“Desrochers … delivers a serious warning to the fetishization of local agriculture as the magic bullet that will solve our food problems.”

Bookloons“There is plenty of food for thought in this unconventional, provocative look at how we should go about feeding the masses. The authors…make some very interesting points and raise concerns that must be addressed.” NATURE Magazine

About the Author

Pierre Desrochers is an associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto who writes frequently on economic development, globalization, energy, and transportation issues. He was a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. Hiroko Shimizu holds a master’s of international public policy from Osaka University. Desrochers and Shimizu have both been research fellows of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


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