Delingpole On Buying Green
British blogger, James Delingpole, has a fun read (fun to me, anyway) about some misconceptions on buying local food. One interesting point:
One of the key points to remember is that, of the total energy costs of producing food, transportation from producer to retailer (from farmer to shop if you prefer) represents only a small fraction — around 4 per cent according to a 2007 study in the US.
Quite the opposite from what some of the buy local advocates have been telling us.
Addendum: More on buying local. Hat tip to Radley Balko for the link.