The Toronto Star Reviews Consumed
“… Sarah Elton’s Consumed: Sustainable Food for a Finite Planet — publishing on Earth Day, Monday — makes a very intense, meticulously-researched case for rejecting industrial food and adopting “locavorism.”
The term “locavore,” is a fairly dated story. Coined in California to describe an already established small movement, it turns eight this year.
Then again, some would argue that the locavore philosophy — seasonal, farm-to-fork eating from local producers within a, say, 500-mile radius from your home — wasn’t really new either. Some see it as the most recent manifestation of what turns out to be a very old argument for the reform of large-scale, technology-dependent agriculture in favour of “traditional” and “natural” methods, to avert impending shortages and ecological disaster…”
You can read the entire review here