09 June 2007

The "Food Miles" debate

Libertarian Liberty Scott has posted again on the food miles debate pointing to a 3 June 2007 Sunday Telegraph article that features Lincoln University research by Caroline Saunders, Andrew Barber and Greg Taylor on the carbon footprints of various food products sold in the UK.

The key message is don't assume that because food has been transported half way around the world the environmental impact is much worse than buying local European produce.

Scott is a transport expert and former colleague now based in London. Even if you don't agree with everything he writes, his weblog is well worth reading.

1 comment:

libertyscott said...

Thank you for the endorsement John, cheers.