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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 FARM PLATE FREEWAY How far does your food travel? = 3,000 miles 36 x Trip lengths for products from outside the U.S. can vary from a few hundredto over 5,000 miles. 1,886 5,216 2,048 456 5,015 2,048 WATERMELON KIWI PINEAPPLE TOMATO PEAR BANANA Your Thanksgiving feast travels anywhere from to miles from a farm to reach your dinner table. 2,500 1,500 1,944 STRAWBERRIES 1,555 APPLES Local produce can reduce fuel consumption and global warming, reduce pollution, can help lift local agricultural communities, strengthen the local economy,and protect the environment. 2,400 premature deaths and 2,800 hospital admissions for asthma and other diseases have been directly linked to food transport emissions. 1 head of lettuce is shipped from Salinas Valley, California, to Washington D.C. and consumes 36 times the energy in fossil fuel as thefood energy it creates. mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi TRAVEL AVERAGES Barrett, Mike. "How Far Does Your Food Travel." Natural Society. Natural Society, 17 Dec. 2013. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Food Miles: How Far Your Food Travels Has Serious Consequences for Your Health and the Climate. Natural Resources Defense Council, 2007. PDF file. "How Far Does Your Food Travel to Get to Your Plate?" CUESA. Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, 2015. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Lazaroff, Cat. "Food Travels Between 1,500 and 2,500 Miles From Farm to Table." Mindfully. Mindfully, 21 Nov. 2002. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Pirog, Rich, and Tim Van Pelt. How Far Do Your Fruit and Vegetables Travel? Ames: Leopold Center Sustainable Agriculture, 2002. PDF file. "What Is a Food Mile?" Sustainable Blog. Sustainable America, 7 July 2012. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. In 2005, the import of produce into California by airplane released more than 70,000 tons of CO2, equaling more than 12,000 cars on the road. 2/3 Two-thirds of produce in the United States is exported from Mexico.
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