vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory
(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)
The locavorous movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better.
Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation.Locavore was coined in 2005 by a group of four women in San Francisco who proposed that local residents should try to eat only food grown or produced within a 100-mile radius. Other regional movements have emerged since then, although some groups refer to themselves as localvores; that is, [local]vores rather than locavores [loca]vores.
There are herbivores and carnivores; now we also have locavores.
Locavores are dedicated to eating food grown near home. Some set a limit of 100 miles, some a modest 50. This eating program makes it all but impossible to drink coffee or eat chocolate chip cookies. Often, bread is taboo because the wheat is grown far away.
The idea is to save on fossil fuel which is used to transport out-of-season foods for thousands of miles, to raise some food for oneself, and to get in touch with a community of local farmers.
2. Etymology: from Latin merda and it is currently being used in French as merde, "dung, feces".