In Defense of Local Food
Last Friday on Voyage North we spoke with Pierre Desrochers. He is an associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto. And he's just written a book called The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the Ten-thousand Mile Diet. In that conversation he told Cathy Alex, "what we are arguing in the book is that this is a false dilemma. Unless it provides a better quality product at a competing price, you should make no effort what so ever to buy local food."
Today (Tuesday) we heard a rebuttal to that argument from Ken Deacon and Lucie Lavoie. The two Thunder Bayers are dedicated to eating local food. Heather McLeod visited them in their downtown home. Ken explained why he disagrees profoundly with Mr. Desrochers and Lucie gave a tour of their garden.