Good for Salon! Local Food is in great demand and a part of the conversation. Two "neo-liberal" economists recently wrote a book called "The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet". Salon.com Magazine took this book, and the assumptions behind it, to task as "silly."
The biggest pushback against the local food movement is the higher price. The authors of the underlying book praise the efficiencies of the international food movement, with year-round availability and the "fungible" nature of food. Ms. Richardson takes them to task for using six economic principles that do not fit in the economics of food:
Jill Richardson is the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board. She is the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.