By Jaimee Hanna, TRFW Public Health Intern
For having such small feet, humans leave a big carbon footprint. Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas in our atmosphere. However, through various human activities that consume energy we release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment that contributes to global warming and climate change. Transportation, in particular, is one of the greatest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and a key element in our current global food system.
The transport of produce around the world involves trains, ships, trucks, and planes. It is estimated that 15% of food consumed in the U.S. is imported. When breaking this percentage down into certain food groups, […]