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Should you be a locavore? : A movement under the microscope: part I

 

Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon



The New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2007 was “locavore,” meaning someone who eats primarily foods produced within a certain distance of where they live, a proponent of the local-food movement.

Though you’ve most likely heard of the movement in association with global-warming issues, it does not conform to a single idea. Nor is “local food” synonymous with eating organic or sustainably produced food. It is the result of several unrelated grassroots organizations coming to similar solutions to a variety of economic, political, ecological and cultural concern...



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