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

@article{Blanke2005FoodF,
  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},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={125-127}
}
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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