Here, at last, are the readings. They are not terribly long, but I think they provide some good perspective on the fundamental question I wish to discuss: "Can we feed the world without destroying it?" I would also like to suggest to people the films "Food, Inc.", and "Ingredients", which I believe are both available on Netflix instant view.
An essay by my FAVORITE writer, Wendell Berry. He has been critiquing the assumptions and absurdities of our food system for longer than just about anyone.
I wanted to include a contrarian perspective from my own, and this seemed to be the most rigorous attempt I could find to undermine the logic behind local eating. Published by the Mercatus Center.