What does buying local food do for the environment? [WFJ #10]
Transport accounts for only a fraction of food’s carbon emissions – but there’s more to it than that
Emerging in the ‘90s, the popular argument for eating local was to keep food miles to a minimum. By counting these ‘food miles’, it was thought (and as is still thought), we could better gauge the environmental credentials of our food.
More recently, it’s transpiring that distance travelled is a poor way to concretely measure the ecological friendliness…