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On being able to afford to “buy local”

“Buying local” is a highly successful marketing case-study. The concept of buying local being a good thing is an intuitive one but closer analysis of the environmental impacts at least show that we may well be better off purchasing pears … Continue reading

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Debunking food miles myths

(Originally posted on 12 November 2012) Up to a third of the greenhouse gas emissions come from production and consumption of food. As economies develop, they become more reliant on the import of food. However, the food miles concept that … Continue reading

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