Thursday, September 02, 2010

Let them eat cake locavores

They've always seemed boutique to me. Saturday morning pat yourself on the back.

The Marie Antoinette Petit Hameau attitude. (Did anyone say attitude)

Oh, but we're paying for some of this. Naturally:

Last spring, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Pat Roberts of Kansas wrote a letter questioning the Department of Agriculture's $65 million Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, which they said was using public funds to "prop up urban locavore markets."

The effort, they wrote, "doesn't appear geared toward conventional farmers who produce the vast majority of our nation's food supply, but is instead aimed at small, hobbyist and organic producers whose customers generally consist of affluent patrons at urban farmers markets."

In a hotly debated New York Times op-ed column last month, historian Stephen Budiansky attacked "locavore math," questioning the movement's assumptions about the energy used to grow and transport produce.

And economist Hiroko Shimizu and University of Toronto geographer Pierre Desrochers are finishing a 2011 book, tentatively called "In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet," that argues locavorism is a misleading marketing fad that, among other problems, ignores the threat it poses to the current affordability of food and to the economic health of developing countries.

And then there's the ethanol foolishness--remember how the last time the price of corn went up there were food riots overseas and we had a taco shortage in Chicago? 2008:

World leaders attending the UN food summit in Rome settled down today to a "modest" lunch in order not to be accused of "hypocrisy" as they were at the last world food summit six years ago.

Lobster, goose and foie gras have given way to pasta, mozzarella, spinach and sweetcorn. "It does not look good if leaders discussing global starvation are seen to be dining lavishly," an official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said. "At the last summit in 2002 we did not give enough thought to the menu and were open - unfairly, in our view - to the charge of hypocrisy."

The summit six years ago aimed to halve the number of the world's hungry by 2015. Like this week's meeting, it was held amid tight security at the FAO's palatial headquarters, housed in the former Fascist Ministry for the African Empire near the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.

Deliver us from these elitist FOOLS.

More. Is it any wonder we see an eco-terrorist emerge after years of this leftist propaganda?

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

Will the media call attention to this? Ha.

They were steeped in the same pap
at their Ivy League schools. I remember being assigned The Population Bomb in the 70's.

But of course, frugal living is for other people.

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