Food Miles Movement Fueled by Local Food

June 2011
Environmental Nutrition;Jun2011, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p3
The article focuses on the food miles and local food movement, intended to empower consumers in creating a sustainable food system. It says that food miles advocates eating locally-grown foods to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It states the 25% increase of food travel in the U.S. caused by trade globalization and packaged food consumption. Several tips in sourcing local foods that include planting a garden, hosting a harvest party, and shopping at a local farmers' market are presented. INSET: Tips for Eating Locally.


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