food mile


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food mile

n
(Commerce) a unit used to measure the distance that a food product travels from where it is produced to where it is sold or consumed
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Manchester has a curry mile and we would like to see Lodge Lane promoted as Liverpool's food mile. People would come from miles around."
If you're not quite ready to throw down the 100-mile-radius limit and call yourself a `locavore,' there are other ways to address food miles. The simplest way to lower your food mile quotient is attention to season.
The potential to reduce food mile externalities, shift consumer decisions towards seasonal, locally produced food, and influencing the transport choices can have a considerable impact on environmental outcomes, he says.
The investment will create the latest in a series of SuperHubs across the UK, part of Yearsley Logistics' strategic plan to minimise food miles and increase operational efficiency on behalf of its customers; food manufacturers, retailers and catering providers nationally.
Individuals can make personal efforts to reduce food wastages, in addition to minimising food miles, even growing food for personal consumption at home, said Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Food Security, at her first public event.
Cywain development manager Nia Mon said shopping locally not only supports local producers, it cuts food miles and builds communities.
Eating local means fewer food miles, which equals fewer emissions from transport vehicles, including airplanes, ships, and trucks.
"Sausage Week is an ideal opportunity for us to highlight the importance of supporting local farm businesses, cutting food miles and being very clear about what it is we are consuming and where it comes from," said FUW president Emyr Jones.
Louise Jones, 35, from Gosforth, said: "It's good to support farms so there are fewer food miles. It should be seasonal food and you shouldn't expect to be able to serve things in schools that aren't in season."
It is not only a guarantee from Holland's on its meat sourcing assurance; it also demonstrates Holland's support for British farmers and the importance of low food miles by sourcing within the UK.
He was worried about his food miles and requested organic, local produce.