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Meaning of "food mile" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOOD MILE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOOD MILE

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Food mile is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOOD MILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Food miles

Food miles is a term which refers to the distance food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer. Food miles are one factor used when assessing the environmental impact of food, including the impact on global warming. The concept of food miles originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom. It was conceived by Professor Tim Lang, at the Sustainable Agriculture Food and Environment Alliance and first appeared in print in a report “The Food Miles Report: The dangers of long-distance food transport”, researched and written by Angela Paxton. Some scholars believe that an increase in the miles food travels is due to the globalization of trade; the focus of food supply bases into fewer, larger districts; drastic changes in delivery patterns; the increase in processed and packaged foods; and making fewer trips to the supermarket. At the same time, most of the greenhouse gas emissions created by food have their origin in the production phases, which create 83% of overall emissions of CO2. A range of studies compare emissions over the entire food cycle, including production, consumption, and transport.

Definition of food mile in the English dictionary

The definition of food mile in the dictionary is a unit used to measure the distance that a food product travels from where it is produced to where it is sold or consumed.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOOD MILE

food conversion ratio
food counter
food crop
food fascist
food grains
food group
food industry
food intolerance
food irradiation
food labelling
food mixer
food parcel
food poisoning
food pollen
food prices
food processing
food processor
food rationing
food shares
food shopping

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOOD MILE

Admiralty mile
air mile
chamomile
country mile
facsimile
four-minute mile
geographical mile
half-mile
international nautical mile
mile
nautical mile
passenger mile
quarter mile
Roman mile
sea mile
simile
smile
statute mile
stick out a mile
Swedish mile

Synonyms and antonyms of food mile in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «food mile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOOD MILE

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The translations of food mile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «food mile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食品英里
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alimentos milla
570 millions of speakers

English

food mile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भोजन मील
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ميل الغذاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

еда км
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

milha alimentos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাদ্য মাইল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alimentaire mile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makanan batu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Essen Meile
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フードマイル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

음식 마일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panganan mil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dặm thực phẩm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணவு மைல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अन्न मैल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yiyecek mili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cibo miglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jedzenie mila
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

їжа км
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mile alimente
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μίλι τροφίμων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kos myl
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mat mil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mat mil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of food mile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOOD MILE»

The term «food mile» is used very little and occupies the 193.371 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about food mile

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOOD MILE»

Discover the use of food mile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to food mile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Living Rich for Less: Create the Lifestyle You Want by ...
The food mile. In the grocery industry there is a term known as the “food mile," which indicates how many miles food has to travel to end up in your local store. The shorter the food mile, the less expensive the product. Buy items with the shortest ...
Ellie Kay, 2008
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Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food
Food mile” is a term used to describe the distance a food product travels from place of production to point of sale. Food mile has become a tool used to determine the sustainability of a food system. In particular, it assesses the carbon imprint of ...
Leslie A. Duram, 2010
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Global Warming and the World Trading System
Once such an import comes into a country, it could be treated the same as a domestic product with respect to internal transport-related emissions. Certainly, any food mile charge would be a violation of GATT Article I because it is origin- specific ...
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Steve Charnovitz, Jisun Kim, 2009
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Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of ...
The term “food mile” has become part of the discussion in food systems in recent years, but really originates as a concept during World War I, when citizens were exhorted to grow their own food or purchase locally. In World War I, reducing the  ...
Rose Hayden-Smith, 2014
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Sustainability in the Food Industry
A food mile is the distance food travels from where it is grown or raised to where it is ultimately purchased by the consumer or end user. A weighted average source distance (WASD) can be used to calculate a single distance figure, or food ...
Cheryl J. Baldwin, 2012
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Soul-Full Eating: A Delicious Path to Higher Consciousness
Today the average food mile for locally grown produce is about 56 miles. In contrast, according to an Iowa State University study, the typical conventionally grown food mile is an ever-widening 1,494 miles—nearly 27 times farther. That's a lot ...
Maureen Whitehouse, 2007
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Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly ...
In an academic article titled “Over the Long Haul,” the rural sociologist Matt Mariola succinctly clarifies the most common misunderstanding about food-mile measurements. “Imagine,” he writes, “a trailer carrying 2000 tomatoes, traveling 2000 ...
James E. McWilliams, 2009
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Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of ...
But topping the league for climate impact per square foot are the out-of-town food mile cathedrals that are our supermarkets. Space heating and cooling are pushed unceremoniously into third and fourth places by the huge amounts of energy ...
Dave Reay, 2005
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Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for ...
Minimize your total food mile intake. ing are further guidelines: choose a diet with plenty of foods produced locally; choose a diet with plenty of foods processed locally; choose a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables when they are available ...
C. Clare Hinrichs, Thomas A. Lyson, 2007
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Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works
... fertility flavonoids, 5–6 Florida: Mitchell case study, 103–15, 151–82 Florida Organic Growers, 172 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. See Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Food First Information and Action Network, 207 food mile concept, ...
Leslie A. Duram, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOOD MILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term food mile is used in the context of the following news items.
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'A combination of fresh and processed food is not harmful' | Nagpur …
In fact, there is a concept of a `food mile` which means the more the food has travelled from its place of manufacturing, the more it will cost and ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Local Food Is Still A Niche. Can It Grow Beyond That?
There's less to that food mile than you might think · Cambridge brings variety store back to life · Local farmers try to tap bigger markets · With ... «NET Website, Jun 15»
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No One's Talking About What The Pacific Trade Deal Means For Diets
... Slimmer school lunches struggle to fit in · Counting up calories on restaurant menus · There's less to that food mile than you might think. «NET Website, May 15»
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Community spirit at the heart of Pebworth school
... youngsters have first hand experience of growing, harvesting and preparing food and produced delicious dishes with a zero food mile tariff. «Evesham Journal, Mar 15»
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Company offers rental chickens for would-be farmers on the fence
"You do a lot to reduce our food mile and our food mile is the miles between farm to fork," she said. "Right now in the country it's 1,500 miles," ... «KTVB, Mar 15»
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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse …
... better approach to healing wounds · Missouri ponders protections for animal agriculture · There's less to that food mile than you might think. «NET Website, Feb 15»
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Rocco DiSpirito's Cook Your Butt Off! Gets Readers to Burn Calories …
"The average food mile on food that we eat in America is 5,000. Locally grown has traveled 200 miles instead. How could it possibly be more ... «Village Voice, Feb 15»
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10 things I love about my locality: Mandira Bedi
Not one food mile, but two. 2. Bandra has great topography that adds to its character. There are two sea faces and two hills (Pali Hill and Mount ... «Daily News & Analysis, Feb 15»
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Suffolk Festival of Ideas to take place in Bury St Edmunds - line-up …
The festival has also teamed up with some of the region's best restaurants to promote low food mile eating. Acting as festival “food heroes”, ... «Ipswich Star, Jan 15»
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Psychologist Paul Rozin on wasting food
He spoke recently at the Last Food Mile, a national conference on food waste sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary ... «Philly.com, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Food mile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/food-mile>. Jul 2019 ».
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