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Do We Need Billions of Locavores?

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The Times' Freakonomics blog asks that very question, puts forth some talking points (see the whole article) and comes up with the following conclusion: "This is a pretty strong argument against the perceived environmental and economic benefits of locavore behavior — mostly because ... the fact that is nearly always overlooked in such arguments: specialization (which Michael Pollan mostly dislikes, and which has been around for a long, long time) is ruthlessly efficient. Which means less transportation, lower prices — and, in most cases, far more variety, which in my book means more deliciousness and more nutrition." See also: Ed Levine's rebuttal. [NYT/SE]

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