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Uncovering the myths of eating locally




"The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet” by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimuzu
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If you went to a farmers market this weekend looking for the most local groceries, thinking you’re helping the environment and the local economy – think again.

Backed by several inconvenient truths, the authors of “The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet” join Patt to explain the paradox of eating local.

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Is it more sustainable? Does it nurture social capital? Does it increase food security? After considering various data geographic, historical, and economic data, the authors say those are only the locavore’s well-meaning myths.

Guest:

Pierre Desrochers, associate professor, geography, University of Toronto; co-author with Hiroko Shimuzu of “The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet”

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