Friday, December 14, 2007

NYTimes and Locavore

The Times decided to jump on this bandwagon with two op-ed pieces.

  • One praises the energy saving virtues of hunting in your own backyard (particularly white-tailed deer, to which I would add the Canadian geese who now overwinter, thanks to global warming).
  • The other challenges the casual and unthinking usage of "food-miles" to evaluate food, also making the claim that feeding 6 billion people (more conceived every second) will take some industrial agriculture, and ending with a plea to look at the big picture.
Looking at the big picture is always good, except when it isn't.

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