Browsing the "food miles" Tag

Reducing Food Miles

July 8th, 2011 | by Jennifer Kaplan

Produce in the United States is shipped an average of 1,500 miles before being sold; as a result, more than 80% of the cost of food goes to processing, packaging, transporting, storing and preparing food - not the food itself


British Prawns are Not so British

April 20th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

In Great Britain, it's quite common to see food labelled 'British fill in the blank'. It's a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food. However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading



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