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"Eating Local" Is Unethical???

skepticalone | Dec 29, 200910:23 AM

Controversial article on True/Slant by Ethan Epstein


"‘Locavorism’ encourages people to weigh the interests of their local farmers, cheesemakers, or ranchers over that of others. That is, solely because Farmer John happen to live near us, we should care more about him than Ma Kettle, who lives farther away. I currently reside in Santa Cruz, California. Thus, some would have me weigh the concerns of a farmer who happens to live somewhere on the Monterey Bay over those of a farmer who happens to live in Iowa.

This attitude hardly differs from tribalism and racism."

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