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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Pierre Desrochers

Pierre Desrochers is a professor of geography at the University of Toronto. His main research interests are economic development, technical innovation, business-environment interactions, energy policy and food policy. He and his wife, Hiroko Shimizu, are authors of The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet (PublicAffairs, 2012).

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The Politics on Our Plate

Should we push away from globalized food production, or just keep digging in? July–August 2013
In April, the LRC and Diaspora Dialogues hosted the inaugural edition of the Spur festival in Toronto and Winnipeg. At one extremely lively Winnipeg session, locavore Sarah Elton met her rhetorical arch-nemesis, Pierre Desrochers, a dedicated globavore. They waged a verbal battle over what each has called, respectively, our “destructive” large-scale farming practices and the “elitist” local food…