Math Lessons for Locavores provoked considerable response from sustainable food advocates. He wrote, "the local food movement now threatens to devolve into another one of those self-indulgent — and self-defeating — do-gooder dogmas."
A series of responses is chronicled at Grist.com, Food Fight: Do Locavores Really Need Math Lessons?
It's the first in a new forum called Grist Talk: Food Fight series -- the first topic being "whether locavores -- those who prefer to eat food grown nearby, versus that grown thousands of miles away and trucked or flown in -- are misguided in thinking their food choices are helping to save the planet..." Responders include Tom Philpott, Grist food editor; Kerry Trueman, cofounder of Eating Liberally; Anna Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet; Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America.
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