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1047: Local food and climate change - manufacturing and retail

This paper is taken from ‘Local food and climate change’ the summary and introduction of a report produced by Making Local Food Work

Year of Publication2010

Community food enterprises can take action to reduce the emissions from manufacturing and retail activities by using energy more efficiently and by buying electricity from renewable sources. A focus on fresh and less processed foods, with short supply chains, can reduce dependence on energy-intensive storage and refrigeration, but needs to be achieved without compromising on food safety. Reducing packaging is also important, and often a strong motivating factor for consumers and enterprises interested in the environment.

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