Tag Archives: food miles

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Playing Chicken

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There has been a lot of coverage lately of SA raising import duty fees on chicken imported from Brazil. So what’s all the fuss about, what does it have to do with climate change, and what can you do about it? Continue reading

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Finding out about food

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You may recall Project 90’s carbon challenge in April was to only eat food within a 50km radius for one day. Hin Wah spent one day finding out where her food came from, and created this fantastic presentation for us all. Continue reading

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Becoming a locavore

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Last month I wrote about Project 90’s first monthly carbon challenge: not using electricity for 24hours. This month our challenge was to only eat food grown within a 50 km radius of where you live. So I set out one sunny saturday morning to find out where my food comes from… with some surprising results. Do you know any great spots for local food? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Continue reading

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Food footprints

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The food we eat in today’s world is becoming ever more processed, increasingly packaged, and is coming from further away. Kiwi fruit from New Zealand, dates from Israel, tomatoes and avocados from Spain. We drive to the shops in our cars to buy trolleys of food wrapped in plastic and nestled on polystyrene trays. But do we stop to think what impact our food choices are having on the earth? More and more people are beginning to question where their food comes from, what chemicals were used and how far it has travelled. Choosing locally produced, organic and seasonal food can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

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