food miles

From The Lexicon of Sustainability:

Concepts like “Food Miles” and “Carbon Foot Prints” are designed to make people think about what they eat and where it comes from.  Becoming more connected with a local food system strengthens a community.  It keeps money in a local economy and connects local food producers and consumers.  Food choices have  an impact not only on a community.  “Food Miles” offer consumers a straightforward way to see how their buying choices can contribute to climate change. 

(Learn more about food miles at the Lexicon of Sustainability)