locavores http://wwno.org en Eat Local Challenge http://wwno.org/post/eat-local-challenge-0 <p>Each year, food system <em>solutionaries</em> attempt to eat within 200 miles of New Orleans as part of the <a href="http://www.nolalocavore.org/" target="_blank">Eat Local Challenge</a>. This is a marvelously interactive addition to our local food revolution.</p><p>However, the Challenge triggers deeper questions about local self-reliance. While you may find Louisiana rice on sale, why is it you don&rsquo;t find local rice vinegar? Rice wine or rice syrup? The same could be said of pecans and sugar. This raises questions about economic development priorities at the state level.</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 11364 at http://wwno.org