Certain current food fads (all organic- though I realize there can be legitimate health reasons in some few cases- and locavorism) are among my biggest pet peeves. In fact, I have to be careful whom I talk to about them. I get frustrated because people who should know better seem to think these are the best ideas ever thought of, and they don't think of the bigger picture problems that could result.
Ever since I watched Food, Inc. I have been hoping someone
would write more to refute it. Even internet searches for articles
with sound economics arguing against these dangerous ideas didn't yield
much. If I could have I would have written more myself, but all I could
manage were a couple blog posts.
But recently I came across The Locavore's Dilemma. I haven't read it yet (I placed a library hold immediately), but based on this review I'm hopeful it includes some good, sound economics on why current fads in food thought are unsound and even dangerous, and the real path to success in truly free markets.