NGO calls for "food miles" to be counted
Greenhouse gas emissions reporting should be widened to include "food miles" from international air and sea transport, British NGO Women's environmental network (Wen) said on Friday. Such emissions are currently not being counted because they are excluded from the Kyoto protocol and therefore from national and EU inventories, the group complained. In a brochure advising consumers how to reduce food miles, Wen also called for a tax on aviation fuel to reflect the true costs of air freighting food. See press release.