It isn't just foodies which are talking about food miles. More and more people are understanding that in order to better protect the environment we all need to try to buy locally when it comes to our food. The challenge of reducing food miles comes down to personal choices that each person and their family are willing to make.
It can, for example, mean deciding only to buy your fruit and vegetables from local farmers markets. This will mean you will have to eat what is in season but you will be drastically cutting down on the food miles of your produce. Other people willing to take on more of a commitment can consider starting a vegetable garden and therefore slashing the food miles of those items down to practically zero.
However, before any of those ways to reduce food miles can be undertaken, there first needs to be an understanding of what is meant by the term "food miles". Here are some food miles facts which should aid in better understanding of the issue.
What are food miles? - If the concept of food miles is a new one to you then this is where to start. It will give you a basic run down of what food miles are and why it is important to reduce them.
How to reduce food miles - If you want to reduce your food miles but aren't sure where to start than these are some tips that can help you.
Food miles and food waste - Part of reducing food miles is learning not to waste food. This will show you the connection between wasting food and increased food miles.
Going green with Emeril Lagasse - Famous chefs are getting in on the act of reducing their food miles. Here, Emeril Lagasse speaks of the importance of eat local.