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Fearnley-Whittingstall gets behind Food Miles campaign

by 5m Editor
6 July 2006, at 12:00am

UK - TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has given his backing to Farmers Weekly&#39;s Local Food is Miles Better campaign. The star of River Cottage fame said: &quot;Excess food miles are a big, big problem. Research by groups such as Friends of the Earth identifies them as one of the most serious issues relating to the way food is sold today. &quot;High food mileage is one more miserable manifestation of the dumbing-down of our food culture and that’s why I heartily support the Farmers’ Weekly campaign to address the problem.&quot; Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall said that by ferrying the vast majority of their stock over lengthy distances, retailers were &quot;not only polluting our environment, but making a hefty contribution to the emissions which are wrecking our climate&quot;. <i>Source: FWi</i>

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