logging the miles

9 01 2008

If you’re looking for a tool to track your food miles, there’s a good one over at the LifeCycles Project website. I used it this morning to compare the food miles of my local applesauce with an imported one. Now I had to fudge it a little bit, by selecting ‘apples’ in the calculator instead of ‘applesauce,’ but if anything, I figure that means that I’m calculating the bare minimum in food mile savings. A mass-produced applesauce is going to add even more food miles to the total. The LifeCycles calculator showed that my local applesauce eaten at breakfast saved 295g of greenhouse gas emissions. That may seem small to some, but I’ve been eating a lot of applesauce lately…

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