New book by Pierre Desrochers looks at the economics of our food supply

"Eat local" may be all the rage in some circles, but a new book by Pierre Desrochers, a 2009-10 Fellow of the HOPE Center, questions the wisdom and viability of the local-food movement. Titled The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000 Mile Diet, the book, which was written with Hiroko Shimizu, makes the case that a globalized food chain is necessary to the well-being of the planet.

The Locavore's Dilemma is published by Public Affairs. For more details, visit the publisher's website.