If Your Food Wore a Fitbit

Go easy on that droopy slice of tomato on your sandwich. It’s had a long trip. And, if your carrot sticks have lost their crunch, give ’em a break. They’ve traveled 1,500 miles to your lunch plate! Many foods we eat spend hundreds or thousands of miles traveling on boats, planes, trucks or trains before reaching us. Our food tends to be less tasty and less healthy when it travels long distances. What’s more, the vehicles that move it contribute to a warming planet.

Try some of these delicious ways to reduce food miles (the total distance food travels before it is sold).

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