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  • n. Plural form of locavore.

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Examples

  • Critics of big industrial farms say that the latest foodborne outbreak has given a boost to the local food movement, which promotes buying produce from nearby farmers (advocates are sometimes called locavores).

    The Tomato Pickle

  • For the last five or six years, local food eaters -- dubbed locavores -- have been asking if the produce they are eating is grown locally or trucked into cities by vehicles that burn fossil fuels.

    Jake Rosenwasser: New York City's Biggest Rooftop Farm

  • Many so-called locavores subscribe to the 100-mile diet, which requires that one "eat nothing --- or almost nothing --- but sustenance drawn from within 100 miles of their home."

    Max Gladwell: 10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

  • In what could be a major setback for the nation's local-food movement, championed by so-called locavores, independent farmers nationwide said they are forced to make slaughter appointments before animals are born and to drive hundreds of miles to facilities, adding to their costs and causing stress to livestock.

    The Seattle Times

  • In what could be a major setback for America's local-food movement, championed by so-called locavores, independent farmers around the country say they are forced to make slaughter appointments before animals are born and to drive hundreds of miles to facilities, adding to their costs and causing stress to livestock.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Damon Darlin in the New York Times says he thinks in the midst of this cold and snowy East Coast winter it is time to question the viability of the locavore movement and those "so-called locavores who think they are part of a national trend."

    TreeHugger

  • The generically named local food movement and its followers, called locavores because they prefer eating locally grown food, was created because of people who see environmental waste in shipping food across country, who worry about the safety of food grown overseas and who want the taste of freshly harvested, fully ripe produce.

    Reflector - Latest Headlines from The Daily Reflector

  • Such encounters between so-called locavores (people who strive to eat locally produced foods) and bureaucrats are increasingly common as more people try to bring a taste of the farm to the city.

    ajc.com - News

  • If you've been paying attention you've heard about the local food movement, with a growing number of so-called locavores making an extra effort to eat locally grown food for social, economic and environmental reasons.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

  • It's not possible to bring the system down and get everyone to eat an all-local, all-fresh diet, as some "locavores" say they want.

    Food-borne illness: Failure of Capitalism

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