06Aug, 22

Food Miles

A lot of people are avoiding meat in a bid to help the planet. Sales of plant-based meat alternatives and out-of-season vegetables have increased significantly, but this actually has the opposite impact. Plant-based ranges sold in supermarkets are produced in warehouses and travel across the country in lorries, creating a notable carbon footprint. An avocado which has travelled 5000 miles from California, for example, has a huge footprint! This year we want to encourage people to think more about ‘food miles’, how far their food has travelled to reach them, and the impact that has. …

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