Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Bitter Reality for Locavores

“Local food’’ is all the rage, touted by adherents as offering better food, an environmentally responsible lifestyle, and self-sufficient communities. The first of those claims is sometimes true. Local tomatoes and corn may well taste better than those from afar. Beyond that, though, the local food movement is an affectation based on bad logic and bad economics, one that, widely adopted, would actually harm the environment and potentially impoverish millions. Particularly here in New England, it would also turn mealtimes into dull, pallid affairs. Read more at The Boston Globe.


Thomas said...

It's unfortunate when discussions on local food become so politicized that we can't see any benefit. Granted local food may not save the world, but how can good food, carefully grown and shared by neighbors ever be a bad thing?

Amy Sherman said...

That was one of the dumbest and poorly researched and written articles I have read in a long time. No wonder newspapers are in trouble! Months earlier they published a story on folks eating local, throughout the Winter. You can see it here: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/articles/2009/02/11/yes_we_can/