Food & Pollution
How far has your food travelled?
Pollution in the UK
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect.
How many miles to your plate?
Let's compare 2 vegetables:
It comes from Kenya an has travelled 4,333 miles to get here.
We also have to think that the beans were picked five days ago and were sprayed with chemicals to stop them going brown on the journey.
They've been packed in plastic and have travelled by road and air and road.
The second one in the farmers' market, and it's a paper bag with organic carrots in it.
This one have travelled six miles from the farm where they were picked the day before the market.
They have been cleaned by being washed in the field, and they never been sprayed with any chemicals.