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The Future Foundation on food miles

The Future Foundation has published a report, commissioned by the supermarket Somerfield, which includes a chapter on food miles.
The Future Foundation has published a report, commissioned by the supermarket Somerfield, which includes a chapter on food miles. Key findings include:
  • "Shopping miles" are increasing as an overall total of "Food Miles" by 40% to 48%
  • Between 1990 and 1992 67% of Briton's could walk to the supermarket, but 86% chose to drive
  • The average Briton travels a "needless" 2.4 miles per week to get basics e.g. milk and bread from the supermarket
  • London has an average of 1.1 supermarkets / convenience stores per sq kilometre, yet 78% of Londoners claim that they drive to do their supermarket shop.
 

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