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Local food and climate change report launched.

posted 13 Jun 2010, 17:15 by Eco Hub   [ updated 14 Jun 2010, 14:41 ]

Making Local Food Work
 launches new research report - 'Local food and climate change - The role of community food enterprises'. "
Food accounts for at least a fifth of UK greenhouse gas  emissions and the sector faces the daunting challenge of reducing emissions by more than two thirds within the next forty years. Until recently, the focus of public and political debate around the contribution food makes to climate change was on transport. This saw local food become closely associated with tackling climate change and other environmental problems. A succession of life cycle assessments and scientific reviews over the past decade have highlighted that other factors besides transport, such as the use of energy intensive farm inputs or even cooking in the home, make a bigger overall difference to climate change." Download the report from Making Local Food Work