15 Apr '11, 8pm

The food movement’s multiple-personality disorder: Let’s move beyond foodies and localists via @grist

The food movement’s multiple-personality disorder: Let’s move beyond foodies and localists via @grist

It's time for people who care about food to quit navel-gazing. Photo: Jared Wong The food movement has a case of multiple-personality disorder. One of its personalities is the foodie, who approaches the movement as a vehicle to increase sensual-aesthetic pleasure. Another of its personalities is the localizer, who views the movement through the lens of the foodshed radius and food miles. Another is small-is-beautiful -- small farms, small artisan processors, small distributors. Two more of its personalities are the food-justice advocate and the broadener, who want the movement to expand to a robust, durable, fair, and deeply embedded system that really challenges the stranglehold that the industrial food system has on us. If you look at the literature, the news media, the blogosphere, Twitterdom, and Facebookland, you'll find that foodie-ism, local-ism, and small-ism are t...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-04-15-food-mov...

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