Locavore Is ‘Word Of The Year’

It’s official: The Oxford Dictionary has chosen locavore as their word of the year.

Michael Pollan, eat your heart out:


“The word ‘locavore’ shows how food-lovers can enjoy what they eat while still appreciating the impact they have on the environment,” said Ben Zimmer, editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press. “It’s significant in that it brings together eating and ecology in a new way.”“Locavore” was coined two years ago by a group of four women in San Francisco who proposed that local residents should try to eat only food grown or produced within a 100-mile radius. Other regional movements have emerged since then, though some groups refer to themselves as “localvores” rather than “locavores.” However it’s spelled, it’s a word to watch.

Oxford Word Of The Year: Locavore [Oxford University Press]

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Locavore Is ‘Word Of The Year’