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Checking the Food Odometer: Comparing Food Miles for Local versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institutions

@inproceedings{Pirog2003CheckingTF,
  title={Checking the Food Odometer: Comparing Food Miles for Local versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institutions},
  author={R. Pirog and A. Benjamin},
  year={2003}
}
  • R. Pirog, A. Benjamin
  • Published 2003
  • Geography
  • Food miles are the distance food travels from where it is grown to where it is ultimately purchased or consumed by the end user. The term food miles has become part of the vernacular among food system professionals when describing the farm to consumer pathways of food. A Weighted Average Source Distance (WASD) can be used to calculate food miles by combining information on the distances from production to point of sale and the amount of food product transported. This paper calculates the WASD… CONTINUE READING
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