Wednesday, 2 December 2015
The Italians are boycotting planet-polluting food
"Although Italians continue to generally favour produce grown as locally as possible, a "strongly growing snob trend" means the end-of-year festivities generate demand for out-of-season luxuries such as Chilean cherries and melons from Guadeloupe, according to farmers' organisation Coldiretti.
It calculated that one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of peaches flown in from Chile generates 21.6 kg of carbon emissions, arguing that switching to zero-miles produce could significantly cut transport's 40 percent share of total global emissions."
Read the story on CTV News