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June 2011 Issue

Food Miles Movement Fueled by Local Food

Since the term "food miles" originated in 1990, it has gained momentum right along with the local food movement, which aims to empower consumers to create a more sustainable food system. Fueled by efforts to lessen the impact of food on the environment, food miles advocates strive to eat foods grown locally, which have traveled fewer miles, in order to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that may contribute to climate change.

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