Trucks belch out masses of smelly smoke...

Food miles: What are they?


Before engines were invented, everyone's food came from nearby - no further than someone could walk or a horse could pull a cart to market. Pollution? None! Today, the food you buy comes from anywhere in the world. Most of your food and drink probably travels thousands of miles before you get it.
Watching out for food milesEvery extra mile it travels means more and more smoke and pollution which ... and so do airplanes which damage the atmosphere.messes up our planet's climate. It also makes people ill.

So try and make sure that what you get comes from nearby if you can.
I know this is difficult because the labels don't tell you much.
Tip: Ask at your store's helpdesk. That's what it's for!