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Backlash against the local food movement?

portrait betterAs America jumps on the local food bandwagon, and farmers markets, farmers coops and buying clubs pop up everywhere, there seems to be a backlash against the local food movement. Or, at least I hear a hint of it in some of the radio interview questions I’ve been asked about my new book, The Locavore Way.

Serious grumbles started last summer with the publication and New York Times coverage of James McWilliams’ Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. Now, in The New York Times again, Jared Diamond, who I otherwise respect, is claiming that large corporations, like Coke, are helping to clean the world’s water…

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Check out Marion Nestle’s rebuttal in her December 7th post on her superb blog, Food Politics. (Her picture is above.) And here’s an excellent Grist article, The Contrarian’s Dilemma, in opposition to McWilliams’ book.  What do you think?

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