How far your food has travelled, or food miles, can have detrimental impact on the environment. Give some thought to the origins of the goods and it’s ingredients, how it got to you and the pollution that was caused.
The key is to buy local. But just because you bought your tomatoes from the local supermarket doesn’t mean they were grown locally. New Zealand supermarkets now advertise the country of origin, but even domestically grown produce may have toured the country between depots. Buy direct from the local farmer or grower where you can and frequent your local farmers’ market.
By supporting independent locally owned businesses you and your community reap the rewards. You will boost your local economy, create more jobs, reduce the environmental impact, and get better service.
Satisfy your ethical, sustainable and charitable conscience and buy local. Or better still… grow your own.
Local will only apply if you are a logged in Good Choices Member that has chosen a Region.