16 Jun '11, 2pm

Are food miles a distraction? Why "Food Miles" Over Simplify the Local Food Debate : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Are food miles a distraction? Why "Food Miles" Over Simplify the Local Food Debate : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The Carbon Footprint of Local Food Pablo and Lloyd have already looked at the carbon footprint of local food , arguing that miles to market are just one part of the equation—with means of production, means of shipping, and processing, packaging and retail emissions all contributing to overall emissions too. And Lloyd has made the case that local food is about more than just carbon anyway, with taste, nutrition, accountability and a connection to our farmers being just as important. (He also argued that the nascent local food distribution system does need some help in terms of efficiency.)

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/food-miles-oversi...

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