There’s an inverse relationship between technology, modern society and return to a time that exists in Disney movies. Happy serfs one and all:) What is it that drives those with the least practical skills to want to go back to a lifestyle were they would be necessary for survival? They planning on taking up the yoke as it were?
Anyway nearly all attempts to take a massively complex system and put an apparently “common sense” reading on it doesn’t quite work. Yes transit does use up resources but if you take the examples in this piece it’s ofter less than forcing the local climate to support it. E.g if you could only eat that which grows native to your locale it would totally suck. Suck as in the malnutrition , scurvy and other fun atavistic maladies sense.
Food miles are supposed to be a simple way to gauge food’s impact on climate change.
…Local food production does not always produce fewer greenhouse gas
emissions. For example, the 2005 DEFRA study found that British tomato
growers emit 2.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide for each ton of tomatoes
grown compared to 0.6 tons of carbon dioxide for each ton of Spanish