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Food Miles and Food Miles Calculator - For all things Organic, Eco and Environmentally Friendly - Organiclinker.com

Food Miles and Food Miles Calculator - For all things Organic, Eco and Environmentally Friendly - Organiclinker.com | Food miles | Scoop.it

This site provides a basic calculator to let users know how far away the food they buy is coming from and how much CO2 is created in the transportation process. This is a basic site and is good for very basic calculations, it does not take into account production on certain goods, which creates a substantial amount of additional pollution.


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100 mile diet

100 mile diet | Food miles | Scoop.it

This is an image I generated to show a 100 mile radius around Warwick, RI. This is an idea of where I'd be able to get food to maintain a local food lifestyle.


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Less Meat or More Local Food? Sustainability Calls for Both

Less Meat or More Local Food? Sustainability Calls for Both | Food miles | Scoop.it
Last month Andrew Winston wrote about Weber and Matthews’ article from 2008, ‘Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United...

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The good oil on food miles: it's a bit of a myth

The good oil on food miles: it's a bit of a myth | Food miles | Scoop.it
The good oil on food miles: it's a bit of a myth (We need to encourage and support sustainable, low carbon farming and preserve urban and peri urban farms http://t.co/5A88aAXK via @theage...)...

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Buy Local, local food is sustainable - The Issues - Sustainable Table

This is a really good page for understanding the basics of eating locally and helping form personal decisions on creating food mile limits.


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Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles) | Simple, Good and Tasty

Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles) | Simple, Good and Tasty | Food miles | Scoop.it

I really like this article because it seems almost more personal. Obviously the global effects of shipping food, such as pollution, are all many can talk about when arguing to eat locally. However I find that most people are out of sight out of mind kind of people and won't necessarily consider these risks important because they are not immediately affected. Tis article however makes some of the more personal, individual arguments for eating locally such as knowing what your local foods look like or how your surroundings look.


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Country in City - China Daily

Country in City - China Daily | Food miles | Scoop.it
China DailyCountry in CityChina DailyHe says the answer is to preserve patches of "productive farmland" within urban boundaries. This will not only bring work and purpose for displaced farmers, but also reduce food miles.

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Urban farming promises to slash food miles | Environment | DW.DE ...

Urban farming promises to slash food miles | Environment | DW.DE ... | Food miles | Scoop.it
Food routinely travels across the planet by train, plane and ship, but are all these 'food miles' necessary? Urban farms could put a substantial amount of fresh produce on our tables without the long journeys.

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