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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

Global Food-Miles Account for Nearly 20% of Total Food-Systems Emissions

Global “food miles” emissions are higher than previously thought – accounting for nearly one-fifth of total food-system emissions.

  • The study, published in Nature Food, estimates the carbon footprint of the global food transport system. The authors assess the entire food supply chain – considering emissions from transporting fertilisers, machinery and animal feed as well as from moving the food itself.

  • They find that in a single year, global food miles were responsible for 3bn tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions – 3.5-7.5 times larger than previous estimates.



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