Belgian supermarket reduces food miles for fresh produce

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One way to reduce the environmental impact of farming is to reduce food miles. This is the distance that food has to travel as it moves from farm to table. Transportation as a whole represents 11 percent of life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions. However, delivery from producer to retail contributes to 4 percent of the total transportation emissions. At Springwise, we have covered a number of innovations aimed at reducing food miles. For example, an in-store garden that lets shoppers pick their own herbs and a shelving unit that allows people to grow vegetables indoors. Now, a supermarket in Brussels is trying…

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