‘Buying Local’ Groceries Isn’t Always Better For The Environment

ROME – British shoppers looking to go green may be better off buying imported South American apples or Kenyan vegetables rather than locally produced foods that rely too heavily on fossil fuels, according to a new study.

Shoppers in developed countries increasingly concerned over greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting food have embraced the idea of buying food produced locally.

But that is not always true, according to a report here published on Monday by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at London-based British think-tank Chatham House.

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