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Commit to Grow Day 17: Food Miles

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Commit to Grow Day 17: Food Miles

Food miles measure the literal distance in mileage between the producer and the consumer. They’re used to demonstrate the relative carbon footprints of conventionally farmed and imported groceries. This isn’t an effort to make consumers feel guilty. It’s about better understanding the burden our regular food consumption places on the environment. What it might compel some people to do is to be more proactive about growing some of their own food. We think that growing some of your own food is a pretty good idea anyway. Although food miles are a good measure of how shipping food impacts the environment,...

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