links for 2006-09-16

Don't miss any more recipes and articles! Subscribe to Just Hungry via your newsreader or by email (more about subscriptions).
filed under

3 comments so far...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

links for 2006-09-16

Wow, I disagree with everything that Nora said. I've always gotten small dessert spoons, been happy with the amount of salt in the food, and ask for pepper on my salad. She sounds like a brat in that essay.

Aoife | 17 September, 2006 - 04:20

links for 2006-09-16

THANK YOU for posting the Food Miles bit. I've had a lot of friends and colleagues over the years extolling the whole "local foods" movement, and the first article beautifully states my counterargument. Good to see actual studies backing up the commonsense economics.

Hunter | 17 September, 2006 - 10:58

links for 2006-09-16

There are a few points in the "food miles" article, which make it kind of similarly "propaganda", as reports the article compleins about.

One thing is that the article itself has no links to the original studies.

From that article, one must conclude that the study was made on items which (in their final form) travel relatively well (frozen lamb, apples, onions, processed dairy stuff (I guess that's cheese)), so that it can be transported in insulated (or refrigerated) containers by sea. And then, it does not really matter if the goods take 2 months to get the the UK stores.

Considering that, the study is correct that the transport energy per unit is lower than if it were transported in small quantities in a series of vans and lorries.

I guess that the article is also correct about the lower intensity of the production in New Zealand. The question is, however, to which extent this "grey" energy affects the complete energy balance.

It would be interesting to look at the energy balance for fresh produce which had to be shipped by air freight. And even then, I think I would prefer to wait until May to get "locally grown" plant-ripened strawberries at the green market.

max | 17 September, 2006 - 17:55

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br>
  • Each email address will be obfuscated in a human readble fashion or (if JavaScript is enabled) replaced with a spamproof clickable link.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Related sites

Share food, change lives
Play Freerice and feed the hungry


Just Hungry is a site about Japanese food and home cooking, healthy eating, the expat food life, and more. [log in] or [register]

About this site

maki Just Hungry is a site about food. There are lots of recipes and much more. You may want to read about Just Hungry, or contact the site owner, Makiko Itoh. To dive in real deep, try the site map.

This article is from