Blog: Dean BestAn ethical festive dinner?

Dean Best | 27 November 2009

Across the Atlantic, our US cousins are probably right now gingerly waking up after yesterday's (26 November) Thanksgiving festivities.

In under a month (The C-word is banned around here until 1 December - Scrooge ed), we will be tucking into turkey and all the trimmings (yum).

But while we gorge ourselves, do we think of the environmental consequences of what is on our plates?

Let's face it, it is unlikely but, today, an article on Channel 4's online food pages perked our interest here.

The channel is aiming to calculate the 'food miles' of a festive dinner and discusses which UK supermarkets are "leading the way in minimising Christmas lunch food miles".

As we know, food miles is a bit of a flawed concept when analysing a foodstuff's true carbon footprint but, by at least highlighting the issue, the Channel 4 site is trying to encourage us to think green as we think grub.


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