How the concept of food miles hurt the planet

It used to be simple. The further the food is away from you, the more ecologically unsound it is as it would have emitted lots more carbon dioxide via transportation (trucks, planes, trucks etc).

Of course nothing is ever simple in ecology, where you get a myriad of inputs influencing the outcomes. So transportation is only one factor contributing to total emissions in food production.

This article from Guardian sums it up nicely.

How the myth of food miles hurts the planet

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Biotechnolgy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s