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In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2010, Joani Gwilliam, of Plymouth, Mass., holds bags full of herbs and produce while making a stop at one of the many indoor farm stands inside the visitor center at Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. (AP)
In this photo taken Dec. 9, 2010, Joani Gwilliam, of Plymouth, Mass., holds bags full of herbs and produce while making a stop at one of the many indoor farm stands inside the visitor center at Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. (AP)

It's summer. Massachusetts farmer's markets are in full swing. People love the taste of those fresh tomatoes and as many so-called locavores will tell you, eating that regionally-grown produce may bring you multiple benefits beyond taste.

But a new book, "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet," aims to attack locavorism, a defense of agri-business, and gives us a provocative new look at why eating local may never work in a world with 7 billion people, the majority of whom live in cities.

Guests:

  • Pierre Desrochers, associate professor of geography, University of TorontoMississauga; author, "The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise Of The 10,000 Mile Diet"

This segment aired on July 9, 2012.

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