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James McWilliams

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Just Food

Friday, September 03, 2010

James McWilliams challenges conventional views about what it means to eat ethically, and cuts through myths and misinformation. In Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, he helps us determine what to eat and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.

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Just Food

Friday, July 16, 2010

James McWilliams challenges conventional views about what it means to eat ethically, and cuts through myths and misinformation. In Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, he helps us determine what to eat and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.

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How Important is Local Eating in a Global World?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

There are a lot of buzzwords that come up during conversations about eating responsibly: organic, local, heirloom. Those terms are typically associated with food that is good – both for us and the earth. (Okay, maybe the organic cheese puffs aren't actually good for us.) But how far does local or organic get us in terms of building a globally sustainable food system? To find out more, we speak to James McWilliams, associate professor of history at Texas State University and author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. We also speak with Victor Davis Hanson, a former California raisin farmer and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute.

"If the average meat eater gave up meat once a week that would be the equivalent of eating all of your food local."
—James McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly.

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