Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 29, 2014

in Agriculture, Myths and Fallacies, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 115 of Pierre Desrochers’s and Hiroko Shimizu’s 2012 book, The Locovore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet (original emphasis):

In other words, despite their fondness for diversity in all its forms, locavores are oblivious to the fact that their prescription mandates that a community put all of its agricultural eggs into one geographical basket while monoculture regions can rely on a broad range of distant suppliers in troubled times.  As the historical record clearly shows, local polycultures have always been perilously unstable because they remained vulnerable to natural events….


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