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First link on google is now the economist article... It's always better to put the link than rely on google :).

It's obvious that food miles is not the right unit since you need to take transporation mode and production inputs into account.

NZ study of the topic (PDF), seems to conclude that for some products it's vastly more energy-efficient to ship them to UK from NZ than to produce them in the UK.

by Laurent GUERBY on Tue Dec 19th, 2006 at 03:56:18 AM EST
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