12 Feb '12, 7pm

Food Miles and Sustainability

Food Miles and Sustainability

Yet the question whether the import of out-of-season and foreign produce is economically and environmentally responsible is open to debate. Some say that it’s good for international trade and helps developing nations by increasing their income. Others contend that importing out-of-season and foreign produce is not really necessary and causes environmental problems to boot (which increases food miles). Carbon emissions caused by air freighting locally grown produce for consumers thousands of miles away is one of the foremost issues.

Full article: http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2012/02/food-miles-su...

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