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food mile

noun
1.
a unit used to measure the distance that a food product travels from where it is produced to where it is sold or consumed
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Contemporary definitions for food mile
noun

a unit of measurement for every mile over which a foodstuff is transported from producer to consumer

Examples

Should you worry about how many food miles your produce has traveled?

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