Pierre Desrochers – “The Locavore’s Dilemma”
On Wednesday, November 12th we welcomed Pierre Desrochers to our Eglinton Avenue office. The event was scheduled from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
The event was free but donations to support events were appreciated at the door. Books were available for purchase.
Pierre Desrochers is an economist and co-author of ‘The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet.‘ Please visit http://www.globavore.org for more information.
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.
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