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Good, bad, and the ugly of locavorism

Four books explore and debate the locavore food movement

By Katharine Whittemore
October 30, 2011

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In this Please Discuss column, Katharine Whittemore looks at books that explore the locavore food movement: Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals’’; Ben Hewitt’s look at Hardwick, Vt.; “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food’’; James E. McWilliams’ “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly’’; and Barbara Kingsolver’s chronicle of her family’s experience: “Animal Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.’’

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