Imagine a world where food routinely gets shipped thousands of miles away to be processed, then shipped back to be sold right where it started. Imagine cows from Mexico being fed corn imported from the United States, then being exported to the United States for butchering, and the resulting meat being shipped back to Mexico, one last time, to be sold. Imagine a world in which, in most years since 2005, China has somehow managed to import more goods from itself than from the USA, one of its … [Read more...]
Sean Keller is Local Futures' Media and Outreach Coordinator, and editor of the Local Bites podcast. He studied cultural and linguistic anthropology at Vassar College, and now lives in upstate New York.