Comparative merits of consuming vegetables produced locally and overseas: Fair and evidence based carbon labelling
A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 11) that summarises a research project investigating the advantages and disadvantages of consuming locally produced fruit and vegetables, compared with crops grown overseas and imported.
Year of Publication2009
Carbon accounting and labelling for food products are new factors for producers and consumers to take into consideration, and they may have serious implications for developing countries which export food. This kind of labelling is extremely complex, and in order to provide useful information it must include an analysis of the entire lifecycle of the product.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Food & drink supply chains
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Local & regional food
Additional keywords/tagscarbon accountingfood labelling
Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural developmentWebsite
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