Food Miles or Poverty Eradication: The moral duty to eat African strawberries at Christmas
In his latest Energy and Environment Comment, Dr Benito Müller looks at the recent controversy about discouraging consumers particularly in the UK from buying produce of least developed countries because of their ‘food miles’, i.e. the transport carbon emissions (especially from air freight), and the effect that such an environmental consumer boycott has on the efforts to eradicate poverty in these countries.
Country and Regional Studies , Energy and the Environment
Ecological Impact of Food Transport , Emissions , Ethical Consumption , Food-Miles , Kenya , Labelling , Offsetting , Poverty , Produce , Seasonal