With food and other products, we are often concerned with the number of miles the food has travelled to get to our tables. Locavorism encourages people to consume foods produced within 100 miles of home.
But is the number of miles travelled really all there is to measuring a product’s carbon footprint?
The answer is an emphatic no. The analysis of a product’s carbon footprint is in fact extremely complex and needs to take in to account every step of that product’s lifecycle from cradle to grave.
Life-cycle assessment, or cradle-to-grave analysis, must account for everything that went in to making that product (including … » More …