Checking the Food Odometer: Comparing Food Miles for Local versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institutions

Publication Date: 
June, 2003
Author(s): 
Rich Pirog, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Andrew Benjamin, ISU graduate student
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Leopold Center paper, pub or report (authored, reviewed or presented by LC staff)
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This analysis found that locally grown produce traveled an average of 56 miles from farm to point of sale, compared to an average of 1,494 miles for 30 types of produce from conventional sources.

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