Getting the best quality
for the lowest price
is the truly sustainable and ethical way
to spend your food dollar!
Today's food activists think that "sustainable farming" and
"eating local" are the way to solve a host of perceived problems
with our modern food supply system. But after a thorough review
of the evidence, Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu have
concluded that these claims are mistaken.
|In The Locavore's Dilemma they explain the history,
science, and economics of food supply to reveal what locavores
miss or misunderstand: the real environmental impacts of
agricultural production; the drudgery of subsistence farming;
and the essential role large-scale, industrial producers play in
making food more available, varied, affordable, and
nutritionally rich than ever before in history.
They show how eliminating agriculture subsidies and opening up
international trade, not reducing food miles, is the real route
to sustainability; and why eating globally, not only locally, is
the way to save the planet.
Now available in Swedish