Food (miles) for Thought - Energy Balance for Locally-grown versus Imported Apple Fruit (3 pp)

  title={Food (miles) for Thought - Energy Balance for Locally-grown versus Imported Apple Fruit (3 pp)},
  author={M. Blanke and Bernhard Burdick},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Abstract-This commentary compares the primary energy requirement for apples (cultivar ‘Braeburn’), which were either imported or locally-grown in Meckenheim, Germany. Imported apples of the same cultivar were grown in a Southern hemisphere winter in Nelson, Southland, New Zealand, and were picked at the end of March with subsequent 28 d transport by sea for sale in April in Germany. Locally-grown apples (cultivar ‘Braeburn’) were picked in mid-October and required a primary energy of nearly 6… Expand
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