From NewScientist --Ewan Callaway explains why this new fascination with food miles is merely a drop in the bucket when it comes to the carbon footprint left by the food industry. His argument is that meat production is really at the center of the greenhouse gas overflow.
"If you have a certain type of diet that's indicative of the American average, you're not going to do that much for climate while eating locally," says Christopher Weber, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh who led a comprehensive audit of the greenhouse gas emissions of our meals. ”
Interesting - I think do both. Why not. Eat locally and less meat.