What's Your Carbon Foodprint?

Maddie and Greg look at where our food comes and what we can do to reduce our carbon foodprint in this new episode.

Do you know where your food really comes from? Maddie and Greg are here to investigate food miles and whether buying an apple from New Zealand has a bigger carbon footprint than growing one locally in the UK. Do we need to look beyond the food miles by air, truck and boat to really understand the carbon footprint of the food we are eating?

If you enjoyed this, check out this session from Fully Charged LIVE where Maddie talks to an expert panel on the importance of understanding what we are eating.

Resources referred to in the episode

‘Sustainable Food Systems and the Mediterranean Diet’ – Sept 2019

DEFRA Report – July 2005

London Mayor’s Food Strategy – May 2006

Independent Aug 2019

‘Food Miles, Carbon Footprinting and their potential impact on trade’

‘Climate-Smart Food’ by Professor David Reay

Guardian article on Tesco’s plan to introduce carbon labelling

And one on when they dropped the plan

Independent article on Quorn’s plan to launch carbon labelling

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