Should you be a locavore? - Part II: economics, ecology and health
Last updated 7/3/2008 at Noon
Last week I discussed the history of the local-food movement and the fact that it is not a single movement but the outgrowth of several grassroots initiatives to address economic, cultural, ecological and political concerns.
Many of those concerns got a seminal voicing in the work of E.F. Schumacher, economist and author of “Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.”
Schumacher saw resource-intensive “big business” as dehumanizing and unsustainable. He proposed smaller, more human-scale solutions to economic and social concerns.
“Bigger is better” business practice...