government sows the seed for more scrutiny on food miles

The government have just finished a study investigating the distance our food travels from field to plate and the associated economic, social and environmental impact.. Some of their discoveries are really quite striking. Food transportation results in the production of 19 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, each year with airfreighting contributing over 10 per cent of this. The social, environmental and economic costs of food transport are estimated at over