I mentioned earlier this year the need to be rational about "food miles" – that is, the pressure to buy locally produced food.
Interesting to see this article in the Metro today:
Too much attention is being paid to how vegetables and flowers imported by air from Africa cause greenhouse gas emissions, said Bill Vorley, of the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Cutting this trade could have an overall negative impact on African development, he explained. …
'Air freight of fresh fruit and vegetables from Africa accounts for less than 0.1 per cent of total British carbon emissions.
'Climate change is going to affect the poor in Africa harder than anyone else. These are the people who have done least to cause the problem. They should not be made to pay the cost of fixing it too.