Food miles

“Defra said the impact costs per year of food transportation break down as ¬£5 billion due to road congestion, ¬£2 billion due to road accidents, ¬£1 billion due to pollution and ¬£1 billion due to other factors.”

“The report also suggests better monitoring of air transport of food, because it was more responsible for the highest carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cargo and was the fastest-growing sector.”

The DEFRA draft Food Industry Sustainability Strategy is not apparently available for download as yet and does not appear to be mentioned in the News section of the DEFRA Web site – strange when the BBC appear to have access to the text of the report.

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