The average item of food travels 1,500 miles to your plate

June 24, 2008 | By | Reply More

How can your average item of food travel 1,500 miles to your plate?  Cheap oil, that’s how.  But be careful how you count the carbon generated by the delivery of your food.

The amount of “oil in our food” suggests that we will be eating a lot more local food, rather sooner than later.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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