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by 128 · March 08, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Briefly, the book argues that large-scale locavorism generally fails for economic reasons: it's cheaper and more sustainable to source from around the world, rather than "putting your eggs all in one basket" geographically. (Of course, they are... (more)

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rosabosa 0 · March 08, 2013 at 6:21 PM

The book seems highly hypothetical. If we lived in a world where mega-corporations, farm subsidies, unequal food/wealth distribution didn't exist, they might have a point. It's probably true that strict locavorism might lead to more famine. It's... (more)

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by 1387 · April 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Does anyone living in Southern California, or even better Orange County, know of any good local CSAs or sources of quality meat and produce? I visit the local farmers' markets but they never carry any animal products. The eatwild website has... (more)

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yourmom 0 · April 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

It is tough to get animal products in the area. You can get goat meat and milk here and there, and a bit of beef from the Santa Ynez valley, but the rest of it comes from farther north. The Co-opportunity in Santa Monica has very good quality... (more)

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by 12118 · July 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

This one is for all those expert foragers out there. My back yard is now starting to sprout grass after a rainy March, and since we haven't mowed yet I noticed a corner of the yard is dominated by these tufts of longer, heartier looking grass... (more)

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edibleplantguy 0 · July 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

As said above by mom 1, ramps are a different species, namely Allium tricoccum, also elsewhere called wild leeks. These appear very early in the spring and are characterized by having wide flat, not tubular (circular in cross-section) leaves. The... (more)

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by 75 · March 09, 2011 at 8:21 PM

As a relative newcomer to Paleo I'm still formulating in my mind and habits the best way to promote a sustainable diet. Mark Bittman, the minimalist from the New York Times author of Food Matters, would certainly be on board with most of the... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 09, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I'm more familiar with Pollan's work, but it seems to dovetail nicely. I'm all for sustainable tree hugging and what not. But really, I'm more in to figuring out what works for me than fighting any political battles. As more people want grass fed... (more)

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by 198 · April 11, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Hi All - I will be spending three weeks in India towards the end of the year and am concerned that I am going to find it really very difficult to eat paleo whilst there. We're not going off the beaten track too much - Golden Triangle plus... (more)

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NickW 0 · April 11, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Maybe not the best thing you want to hear, but I just came back from a 2-week vacation in Europe. A vacation soaked in beer, frites, and pastries. I felt like crap afterwards, so I suggest not breaking your diet with the relish that I did... (more)