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Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions

This paper discusses transportation from farm to point of sale within local, regional, and conventional food systems. Using fresh produce and other foods as examples, we considered miles traveled, fossil fuels used, and carbon dioxide emissions, and assessed potential environmental costs.

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/ppp/index.htm

Rich Pirog

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