Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

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Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

The general theme of the book is supposed to be that we have to find a golden mean--that is, to make sustainable eating more practical and acceptable to the world at large, we need to steer between the extremes of the local, organic purists and the conventional food system. Lcas are good tools, but they hardly represent the sort of radical approach thats off the public radar screen, as the author claims, ignored by locavores the world over as they persist in stubbornly clinging to food miles as their shortcut solution for determining a foods ecological footprint. Gates and mcwilliams, in promoting biotechnology as the solution to africas food troubles, take a shortsighted view of hunger, seeing it only through the lens of yield shortages and disregarding the ample historical evidence that hunger in developing countries has at least as much to do with world trade, democratic failures, poverty, and conflict as they do with the lack of a salt-tolerant sorghum seed.

This blithe obliviousness to the profit-seeking motives of the gm seed industry allows mcwillams to argue for development of gm technology for subsistence oriented crops so they might thrive in dry or salty soils. Instead, the author wastes time promoting himself as the arbiter of rational thinking about the food system, an antidote to those rabid locavores and organic purists crowding the aisles of whole foods and farmers markets who vainly believe theyve found the solution to our food systems problems. Factory-farmed beef consumes 33 calories of fossil fuel for every single calorie of meat produced, as well as creating huge amounts of air, soil, and water pollution and--on the other end--causing serious health problems in those who over-consume.

The audience for a book such as this is the same michael pollan crowd that mcwilliams feels is not doing enough, even though they now have chickens in their backyards and have joined the local csa farm. Fulfillment by amazon (fba) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in amazons fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. If pesticides arent so bad, one wonders why the authors measured support for gmo crops hinges in part with the argument that they allow for a reduction in pesticide use. While this might be the authors idea of fun, its ultimately a childish way to make a point, and a disappointing strategy on which to hinge a book.

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  • Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

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    Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. McWilliams, James E. McWilliams, James E.

    Just foods is an important book in the continuing (and continually escalating) debate over how we should grow our food and what we should eat. Now, in principle i tend to agree with mcwilliams on this point, though i am a bit more positive about the grassfed and free-range meat alternatives than he is. Paying little heed to such inconvenient tangles in this chapter or others, mcwilliams hurtles forward down the path of measured (the man loves his middle ground) support for gm crops.

    Other animals, including range-farmed animals, may be less damaging to the environment and to their consumers, but still require (by a 3-to-1 ratio) more energy to produce than they offer in return. While some may feel that mcwilliams is being hard on the local or organic movements, he simply shows that these systems are not free from criticism. Instead, the author wastes time promoting himself as the arbiter of rational thinking about the food system, an antidote to those rabid locavores and organic purists crowding the aisles of whole foods and farmers markets who vainly believe theyve found the solution to our food systems problems.

    Gates and mcwilliams, in promoting biotechnology as the solution to africas food troubles, take a shortsighted view of hunger, seeing it only through the lens of yield shortages and disregarding the ample historical evidence that hunger in developing countries has at least as much to do with world trade, democratic failures, poverty, and conflict as they do with the lack of a salt-tolerant sorghum seed. The general theme of the book is supposed to be that we have to find a golden mean--that is, to make sustainable eating more practical and acceptable to the world at large, we need to steer between the extremes of the local, organic purists and the conventional food system. Despite devoting pages to each of these points, they do little to move mcwilliams towards his chapters supposed conclusion that organic should fall within a continuum of farming systems. The audience for a book such as this is the same michael pollan crowd that mcwilliams feels is not doing enough, even though they now have chickens in their backyards and have joined the local csa farm.

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    . January 30, 2013 Posted in: Book Reviews · by . . Reviewed ... The author does have a few valid critiques of the “eat local” movement.

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