Food Miles

  • Food Miles refers to the distance food travels from origin to consumer.
  • Importance has grown due to the environmental impact of transport.
  • Longer distances mean higher greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.
  • Consideration of food provenance involves weighing the pros and cons of reducing food miles.
  • Buying local supports economies, reduces environmental impact, and ensures fresh, seasonal produce.
  • Importing food offers greater variety and access to foods not locally available.
  • Understanding food miles helps in making informed decisions about food sourcing and ecological impact.