Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Food Miles: People as Consumers

This is something which we will explore in more detail after Easter when we move on to People as Consumers.

The FARMERS WEEKLY INTERACTIVE site has various resources that will be of use to you.

There is also a rather long (117 page) DEFRA report on the impact of Food Miles. There is also a GAME BOARD with distances travelled by food in 2 identical meals which are moved by car or plane.

The EAT THE SEASONS website is a useful one as it tells you what foods are in season, and therefore would not be imported foods. The loss of SEASONALITY is a related issue to the one of FOOD MILES.
The BIG BARN website shows you where to find local food producers.

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