Food miles are a way of attempting to measure how far food has travelled before it reaches the consumer. It is a good way of looking at the environmental impact of foods and their ingredients. It includes getting foods to you, but also getting waste foods away from you, and to the landfill (Source).

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Foodmiles is an organization that was originally started in 2010 that was developed to get students thinking about what produce they are eating and why it matters from a nutritious standpoint and an environmental one as well.

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