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Food activists might think “sustainable farming” and “eating local” can solve all the problems with our modern food-supply system. But Pierre Desrochers, co-author of The Locavore’s Dilemma, disagrees. Desrochers explains the history, science, and economics of food supply to reveal what locavores miss or misunderstand: the real environmental impacts of agricultural production; the drudgery of subsistence farming; and the essential role large-scale, industrial producers play in making food more available, varied, affordable, and nutritionally rich than ever. In the end, he says, eating globally, not only locally, is the way to save the planet. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.