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The Food Miles Report - the dangers of long-distance food transport

The Food Miles ReportFood is being transported longer and longer distances – 'food miles' – from producer to consumer. In the UK, comparatively little of the food we consume comes from local producers; and much will have been transported over great distances.

Re-print of the original 1994 publication, with an updated cover and foreword.

Cheap non-renewable fossil fuel energy makes intensive agriculture and long-distance transportation economically viable, and has allowed food production and distribution to become global industries. Prices in shops do not reflect the full cradle-to-grave environmental and social costs.

But the concept of food miles isn’t just about distances. This report explores some of the wider social and ecological implications of international food trade, and suggests how to reduce excessive, unnecessary food miles.


Report contents

Foreword to the 2011 reprint of the Food Miles Report 

Foreword to the original 1994 Food Miles Report 

Summary of the Food Miles Report 

The Food Miles Report: Introduction 

1. Food Miles case studies 

2. The ‘Food Miles’ food chain 

3. Food Miles: Issues and implications 

4. Forces behind Food Miles 

 
5. Reducing Food Miles 

Conclusion 

Recommendations 

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