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Locavore – the word of the year!
Posted By Shay On November 13, 2007 @ 4:03 pm In Farm & Garden,Food & Drink,Science, Nature & Environment,Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | No Comments
The past year saw the popularization of a trend in using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives. The “locavore” movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation. “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.”Click here  to read the full post, and for a list of runners-up, which include colony collapse disorder (isn’t that three words?), previvor (check out this definition), mumblecore, and bacn. For those interested, last year’s Oxford pick for word of the year was “carbon neutral.” No, it wasn’t “truthiness,” for you Colbert fans. And, click here  to go to the Locavores site. Or, you can go here  and get a taste of what Jessica Prentice has to say about the award, and the word’s origin.
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 Jessica Prentice: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/JessicaPrentice
 Full Moon Feast: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2006/items/fullmoonfeast
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