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Oxfordshire
These days we’re all counting the carbs. That’s not carbohydrates, it’s the carbon emissions of what we do, including the processes used to create the food we eat.

Oxfordshire County Council is leading a countywide initiative to cut carbon emissions and reduce waste.

You can do your bit by buying food and drink from your local farmers’ market, farm shops and delis. At markets you can talk to farmers to find out how many miles their produce has travelled.

Take a reusable shopping bag with you and buy loose fruit and vegetables. Re-use old paper bags if you want to keep soil from potatoes off your tomatoes. Only buy as much food as you need, there’s no point in wasting it!

Many restaurants feature ‘local produce’ on their menus, so ask where it’s come from.

Millets
Millets Farm Centre

In future many producers and retailers will be carbon labelling their products. This will mean measuring the impact of all the processes used in growing, rearing and producing food and drink, not just the miles the produce has travelled from the farm to your plate.

Foxbury Farm
Foxbury Farm Shop

 


 
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