Category Archive: Agriculture

Feb 06

The Locavor’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet

By Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Simizu
Today’s food activists think that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. But after a thorough review of the evide…

Jan 14

Colony Collapse Disorder: The Market Response to Bee Disease

By Randal R. Rucker
and Walter N. Thurman
We live in an imperfect world full of problems. That fact contributes to the ongoing media drumbeat over imminent catastrophe. Horror stories sell; news items about incremental improvements are not …