What is a Locavore?

Living La Vida Locavore!

Locavore is a made up word –“ loca” from local “vore” from words like omnivore, carnivore – to eat.

So Locavore means – eating foods produced locally.

Local has been defined as within 100 miles / 160 kilometres

The 80/20 rule can apply – you are doing very well if 80% of your food is from local producers, and 20% from further afield.  This still lets you have coffee and chocolate!


Carbon and food miles

Barney Foran’s presentation showed that 25% of the 19 tonnes of carbon per average Australian came from FOOD.

The less miles your food has travelled, the less impact on the environment.

The LEAST travelling is from your own backyard or your Community Garden!

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Do your own search on "100 mile diet"!