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What FoodAnthro is Reading Now . . .
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A Fistful of Rice.
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Soul Food

Center for Sustainable Community Development -- CLA, UMD

New Food Regionalism

Locavore -- 2007 New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year

Slow Food logo.

Slow Food restaurant placard, Santorini, Greece
The Tuscan Year: LIfe and Food in an Italian valley, Elizabeth Romer.
Michael Twitty, The Cooking Gene

see also
Slow Food
Sustainable Agriculture
Green Choices
Food Ethics
Food History
Organic Food
Urban Farming
Minnesota Food
Wild Rice
Food Security

Seasonal Foods



Community-supported Agriculture (CSA)
Sustainable food system
Food miles
The 100-Mile Diet
Local food
Food politics
Vertical farming
Community-based economics
List of food origins
Localism (politics)
Seasonal food
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Ark of Taste (heritage foods)
Victory garden

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The Whole Foods Co-Op
Duluth, Minnesota


Duluth Farmer's Market

Farmers Market at UMD
Market Day in the Plaza


Slow Food Lake Superior

 Lake Superior Good Food Network
 Lake Superior Good Food Charter


For the latest in the Twin Ports localvore information see

Calendar of Events . . .

Star Tribune logo.


Beyond taste, a movement to diversify

Both authors of the [Star Tribune] Aug. 30 opinion piece "Eating from the Inner Circle / Does the local food movement make a difference?" seem to emphasize the cutesy aspects of the locavore movement, as when we shuttle off a busload of first-graders to an apple orchard and say, "Look, this is where apples are made!" rather than "These are the people who keep us alive, and healthy."

The authors fail to point out that as long as we all must eat, food will remain a matter of national and regional security. A food production system based in the industrialized monocultures of California's Central Valley, Mexico or Brazil is incredibly vulnerable to fluctuations in oil prices, as well as regional weather and disease patterns.

The locavore movement is about a lot more than nostalgia and "fresh and tasty": it's the food equivalent of asset diversification. Be they organic, free-range or caged, it's never a good idea to put all of your eggs in one basket.

We should do our darndest to feed ourselves.


"Readers Write"
Star Tribune
6 September 2009, p. OP2

The Tuscan Year: LIfe and Food in an Italian valley, Elizabeth Romer.

The Cooking Gene, Michael W. Twitty

Randy Hanson, the University of Minnestoa Duluth faculty member in charge of the university’s farm. Steve Kuchera /
Randy Hanson, the University of Minnestoa Duluth faculty member in charge of the university’s farm.
Steve Kuchera /

Farmers Market at UMD, Market Day in the Plaza.

Farmers Market at UMD
Market Day in the Plaza

Locavore cartoon; two witches.
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