Political Economy of Transportation: Pierre Desrochers

February 22, 2012 - Lecture by Pierre Desrochers titled, “In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet: How the Globalized Food Supply Chain Benefits our Economy and Environment”

Pierre DesrochersPierre Desrochers is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto. Dr. Desrochers is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University and a Julian Simon Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC).

He has co-authored a book with Hiroko Shimizu, The Locavore’s Dilemma which is described as a feisty, scrupulously-researched deconstruction of the “eat local” ethos-and how it distracts us from solving serious global food issues. His unique strength as one of the most well-known critics of the locavore movement is his knowledge of a broader set of issues than other critics who have attacked only one facet of this movement.

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