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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] 100 miles of change

by Eco Generation | 07-08-2017 15:23 Comments 2 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



100 miles of change We eat food every day. Food from far far away, that is. The average distance that food travels from the farm to the table is 1500 miles in the US. The long voyage foreach meal...Is there a way to make things better? How about 'local food'? Local food generally refers to food produced within 100 miles, given variances according to location. Local food is...healthier. People who live in communities with farmers' markets eat more nutritious and healthier food. Local food is...safer. It is harder for a farmer to sell harmful food to a customer who knows him or her. Local food...reduces greenhouse gases. The HFC thatn come from thasportation and refrigeration facilities have greenhouse gas properties that are 4,000 times stronger than those of CO2. Local food...can mitigate climate change. Mass production of food in factories emits 17 times more CO2 than small scale local farming. Above all, local food is tastier because it's fresher! For further learning, read Diet for hot planet, The 100-mile diet:A year of local eating, visit www.fcrnn..org.uk

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Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas says :
    Yes, local food is much better. Indonesia as a country rich with local food, will export food to other country. But even if Indonesia has local food, the people here still likes to eat imported food, even though they wouldn't know how many days the food has traveled.
    Posted 23-09-2017 00:24

Viraaj Kulshreshtha

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