A Brief Intro to Food Miles…….Transition Streets 3.4
Because the transport of food uses fossil fuels, there is a hidden cost to the environment.
But it is much more than that – it also means “globalised seasonal foods” – like blueberries in winter – and weirdly, the stages of picking and packaging can occur hundreds of kilometres apart.
More information on Food Miles and the impact of packaging [pdf]
And for detailed information – look to Wikipedia