Friday, July 6, 2012

Pierre Desrochers on food security

Pierre Desrochers is becoming one of my favorite commentators on this subject. Behind, of course, me.

On NPR's Marketplace he recently stated:

The most preposterous claim of locavores is that their prescription increases food security. Yet, no local food system can ever be completely protected from insects, plant and animal diseases, drought, floods, earthquakes and other natural catastrophes. Fortunately, trade liberalization insures that the surplus of regions with good harvests can be channeled to those with below average ones. In the long run, good and bad harvests cancel each other out. Locavorism, by contrast, puts all of one's agricultural eggs in one regional basket.
As always, be sure to click the link for the deliciously enraged comments from locavores.


  1. The enragification, it makes me smile.

  2. And then Jesus said, "Well fuck me and call me Cooter!! I can't believe that John Roberts actually upheld the insurance mandate as constitutional!!"--Jesus H. Christ, up in the sky

  3. Thanks for linking to this. I try to keep track of the locavore's love at

    And I appreciate your efforts too :)