Pierre Desrochers

Pierre Desrochers is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto. His main research interests are economic development, technical innovation, business-environment interactions, and energy and food policy. He is the co-author of The Locavore's Dilemma. In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet (Public Affairs, 2012).

The Locavores’ Delusion: Truer Advertising for the Local Food Debate

Locavorism is just a new spin on the old rhetoric for agricultural protectionism. Numerous food writers and activists claim that our modern-day transnational and genetically-modified “corn-utopia” is unsustainable. One meaningful way to break these food chains, they tell us, is the worldwide revival of regional food economies that will deliver greater food quality, safety and... Continue Reading

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