Joel Stein Is Not a Fan of Locavores

Stein, at a local joint
Stein, at a local joint Photo: Lesley Balla

“I went to Whole Foods, and purchased an entire meal with the most mileage I could on each ingredient. I like globalization. I like that we have access, and that I can find awesome, delicious stuff that’s not from here and doesn’t even cause more of a global footprint. Because your farmer is driving a Ford F250 to your farmers market. Meanwhile shipping from Japan is so efficient. ” —Writer and champion of contrarianism, Joel Stein, who recently told us he doesn’t really care for French fries, either. [SI]