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SUSTAINABLE FOOD DO NOT GROW WINGS : WHAT CAN YOU EXCHANGE WITH FOOD MILES?

We are growing more and more conscious about where our food comes from. It seems ingredients are traveling a good half a planet before it reach our plates. They are obviously 'cheaper' that is why they are being bought. We pay for 'cheaper' food that travel a longer distance in another way. We have to bear with the carbon emission and pollution for them to get here. When we can exchange air miles for free tickets, we are exchanging food miles for poisoning ourselves.

Wiki: Food miles is a term which refers to the distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer. Food miles are one factor used when assessing the environmental impact of food, including the impact on global warming.[1] This type of metric is sometimes used as a carbon emission label on packaging.

Do you know that the potato you are eating traveled half the world because it is cheaper? Say, you are in Singapore and having french fries. Do you know your fries do not come from your neighboring countries? They are most usually from the States or Europe. Yes, it is not very easy to understand this irony. The only way to help is to support local produce.

You can read more about food miles here.

(This artwork was created by photographer Carl Warner. Everything you can see in these pictures was found in his kitchen.)

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