1038: Local food and climate change
This paper is taken from the summary and introduction of a report produced by Making Local Food Work
Year of Publication2010
Food miles are not a useful shorthand for the contribution that different foods make to climate change. Other factors besides transport, such as the use of energy-intensive fertilisers or even cooking in the home, make a bigger overall difference. However, this does not threaten community food enterprises - most were set up for social and economic reasons but they do need help to make more efficient use of natural resources. This can be done through a more supportive policy environment, by enabling planning and co-ordination for example in creating regional food hubs and improving access to technology.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Local & regional food
- Subject Collection > Food & drink
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact
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