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Locavores or Locos

A “locavore” is a fancy word for describing someone only interested in eating locally produced food. Many proponents of farmers’ markets are locavores, but the movement also has spawned some radical adherents, a ripe topic for satire in the Dec. 31, 2011 Bizarro comic strip featuring a man about to eat a hand sandwich. “If you take the local food movement to its logical extreme…people who live beyond their local food chain are essentially parasites,” says Pierre Desrochers, co-author of The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet. Here, Desrochers shares his observations on the movement with Reason.TV’s Nick Gillespie.

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