6 comments on “James Reynolds: Far Foods

  1. It is a great idea, I fully support it.

    Though “locavores” need to be aware that there are miles traveled by fertilizer, to the processing plant, etc. as well. At best, miles are going to be an approximation. It isn’t practical to trace every piece for each item.

  2. good point matthew. It’s always tough to calculate every single element, much like the idea that jay walker mentioned that every megabite of data you download is equivalent to burning 1 lump of coal. a cd, say 230 megs, is burning a whole bag of bbq coal. Screen energy, storage, computation, etc.. really hard to tell, but giving a rough underlying number is something nice to relate to.

    I also didnt make my rant about how all foods show calories, but no one understands what a calorie is… we need to change it to something like “miles”. This candy bar has 3 miles on it.. meaning you nee to walk roughly 3 miles to burn it… (roughly 300 calories… Ive read every mile you walk is about 100 calories… a bit more i running since your arms are moving.)

  3. Whilst I agree with the concept that we should all buy local produce, the ridiculous truth is that often produce from afar is cheaper to buy. And I don’t have the extra £10 it will cost me to buy local produce each week, I can barely cover my bills now, I am unfortunately stuck with the value range and a lot of this eco guilt.

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