It’s standard practice to visit the supermarket to purchase your weekly requirement of fruits and veggies. Naturally, you look for the freshest and the best, never mind the distance produce travels to reach your doorstep! But, let’s do a rewind – every additional mile adds to CO2 emissions, which impacts the environment, which directly impacts the quality of produce!
The miles produce travels are called Food Miles. This infographic maps the food miles (and, therefore, CO2 emissions) for different foods, locally grown vs conventional sources. The comparisons are startling! Be aware, next time you buy.
Infographic Source: The Food Miles and CO2 Emissions of America’s Favorite Foods by Teletrac Navman