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 Post subject: The Locavore's Dilemma
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:27 am 
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I haven't read this book, but I found this fascinating quote and amazon link on nutritionist Jeff Novick's Facebook page:

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"Shifting less than one day per week’s worth of calories
from red meat and dairy products to a plant-based diet achieves more GHG reduction than buying all locally sourced food."


The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet

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 Post subject: Re: The Locavore's Dilemma
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:28 pm 
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It's not the miles, it's the meat (and milk).

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 Post subject: Re: The Locavore's Dilemma
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Yeah, the only plus for local really is more support of a small-scale economy. So go to farmers markets and eat your local veggies and get on with it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Locavore's Dilemma
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Looks like a good read. My biggest criticism of the locovore Pollanites is that it's not practical for most people. A large portion of the population not only doesn't have access to locally grown/raised ingredients but they can't afford it. Who really can afford $10 for a pound of local, grass-fed beef? I know I can't! Sure, eating local is great when it's practical but often that is not the case.

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 Post subject: Re: The Locavore's Dilemma
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:39 pm 
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But if you're interested in being green, eating meat—even locally grown beef from cows whose names you know—isn't a great choice.

And are the locavores interested in where the feed for "their" animals comes from?

I think the whole thing is a charade.

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