Pierre Desrochers is an
associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto.
He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles on topics
ranging from economic development and globalization to energy
and transportation issues and is affiliated with numerous policy
research centers. Pierre has always made an effort to reach a
broad audience through his over 100 columns and shorter pieces
and regular contributions to various media outlets. He maintains
detailed website. His unique strength as one of the most
well-known critics of the locavore movement is his knowledge of
a broader set of issues than other critics who have attacked
only one facet of this movement.
Hiroko Shimizu was trained as an economist in one of
Japan's premier universities. She holds a Master's of Public
Policy from University Osaka. She has studied and worked at
several academic institutions and private companies in Canada,
Japan, China and the United States. She has also travelled
worldwide to over 30 countries. Based on her international
experiences and observations, she describes her policy approach
as "applying global common sense" to politically correct but
ultimately mistaken ideas. She has been published in three
languages (Japanese, English and French) in both the academic
and popular literature.