Monday, April 28, 2008

In A Jam Over Food Miles

Ok, so most people probably know about food miles. The shorter the distance the food has to travel, the smaller the transport emissions. And i had a good laugh at the Brits when i heard they export 10,000 tonne of butter to Denmark - and then import 10,000 tonne of Danish butter back to the UK. "How proposterous!" I thought.

Then i bought my favourite jam (bargain price and a funky-shaped jar) and was happy with my purchase until i read the fine print.

I had falsely presumed that something made by Coles Australia, was made in Australia. Not so. Not even close.

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