food miles

The 250 Mile Diet

Article: The 250 Mile Diet

This mission, if you choose to accept it, will be eaten with great gusto! People in developed countries have so many food options that a trip to the grocery market can be a herculean exercise in quick decision-making. A huge quantity of the options in the market come from all over the world, sometimes having…

Well-Traveled Food: Is Local Always Best?

Article: Well-Traveled Food: Is Local Always Best?

It’s easy to think, “Local food is always the best answer,” and leave it at that; most of the time, it might be right, but new information is emerging that disputes local’s lofty position at the throne of TreeHugging food. The notion of “food miles,” the distance your food has traveled to get to your…

Dig in A Little Deeper: 100 Mile Diet

Article: Dig in A Little Deeper: 100 Mile Diet

The “100 Mile Diet” is pretty much what it sounds like: you source everything you eat (or as much as possible) from within a 100 mile radius of your house, and, in many ways, it has become the poster child for eating like a TreeHugger. Because everything you eat (or, again, as much as possible)…