Thursday, July 23, 2009

100-mile-diets aren't helpful for the environment

As highlighted recently by media, including the CBC, 100-mile-diets fail to help the environment because it takes more resources and land to grow fruits and vegetables locally than it does to cultivate it in distant pastures. When food is grown elsewhere, weather conditions are more ideal and fewer tonnes of CO2 are emitted per unit food grown, even taking into account the transportation to our kitchen table.