Browsing the "food miles" Tag

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Reducing Food Miles

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.

July 8th

British Prawns are Not so British

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.

April 20th