Are locavores severely misguided?

That’s the premise of an impressive new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma, In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet, by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu.

I’ll be debating with Pierre on Friday noon (June 29). See details below.

I’d be interested in your key point(s) of rebuttal to the authors’ extremely-rigorously researched contention that “at best, locavorism is a well-meaning marketing fad among the world’s most privileged customers… at worst, it’s a dangerous distraction from solving serious global food issues.”


A debate on the merits, and misunderstandings, about the “eat local” food movements that are challenging the way we think about the global food supply.

Peter Ladner:
Author, The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities

Pierre Desrochers:
Author, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet

Friday, June 29, 2012
The Vancouver Club
11:45 am Registration & Casual Lunch
12:15 pm Debate
1:30 pm Back to work!

By phone: 604-922-5324 x 103
By email:

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