Food, food culture, food as culture and the cultures that grow our food

Love those short supply chains

April 26, 2005

Here in Europe we can’t stop talking about ‘food miles’, that is to say, how many kilometres our food travels before we actually get to touch it. There’s that quite famous study of the strawberry yoghurt, It’s the same for all products, including cow dung fuel. The images shown were all taken within 20 metres (!) of eachother in the Hanuman Mandir temple complex near CP, Delhi.

From top to bottom: Cow - dung collection - patty cake, patty cake, dry dry dry - fuel saleswoman

Doors of Perception Weblog - Food Tachometer

Well traveled yogurt with link to pdf article

Calculating food miles for a multiple ingredient food product [PDF]

Measuring Food by the Mile

Articles on Transport Policies, Land Use and Environment

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