Food-Miles and Climate Impacts

Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United States

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 42 (10), pp 3508–3513
DOI: 10.1021/es702969f
Publication Date (Web): April 16, 2008
Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society
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The climate impacts of food choice in the United States are analyzed and the impacts from life-cycle transportation and life-cycle production are compared.