For The Record: Decreasing your carbon foot print through food

Erin Laforet / February 27, 2020

Residents try to buy local food to limit their impact on the environment.
(Flickr /Robert Couse-Baker)

With growing concerns around climate change, demand for locally grown food is rising. Manager of the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program Peter Leblanc explains the importance of your buying decisions when it comes to the environment.

“Each time you eat, vote for things that are going to reduce the carbon foot print because while you can only be in control of what you buy, you can help encourage other larger food producers, restaurants and grocery stores to change their habits of where they’re getting the food from.” – Peter Leblanc, Manager of the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

The average meal travels close to 1200 kilometres from where it’s grown to where it’s eaten. Food grown locally creates less emissions during transportation, lessening the impact on the environment.

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