Pierre Desrochers

Pierre Desrochers

Pierre Desrochers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga and a 2009 PERC Julian Simon Fellow. His research interests include economic development, technological innovation, business-environment interface, energy policy and food policy.

Articles by Pierre Desrochers

Food mile myths: Buy global

By Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu Activists tout low “food miles” to discourage consumers from buying foods produced in and transported from distant locations. This…

Critique of the ‘Food Miles’ Perspective

By Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu Executive Summary These days, one cannot wander into a supermarket produce section without seeing signs urging customers to “buy…