After reading, it seems, so many of the current books on local, sustainable, and responsible farming, gardening, and eating I have at last been introduced to an author who articulates a nuanced mid-ground between the ideals of the locavore movement and the necessities of global food production!
JUST FOOD: WHERE LACAVORES GET IT WRONG AND HOW WE CAN TRULY EAT RESPONSIBLY by James E. McWilliams. Little, Brown 2009.
Half way through it I have already underscored and commented on more pages than pretty much all the other books combined. More reaction to follow.