The timeline for carbon emissions and thr growing argument for food production.
Created by venturepants on Feb 17, 2011
Last updated: 04/27/11 at 03:05 PM
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DEFRA from the UK proposes the idea of labeling products with the amount of carbon that their total production creates. THis looks much like a nutritional label.
Christopher L. Weber and H. Scott Matthew of Carnegie Mellon publish their study on the amount of carbon emitted from foods. This includes the soil and fertilizer they were grown in all the way to the distance traveled to get to the kitchen.
The UK's DEFRA does a study that claims "The impacts of food transport are complex, and involve many trade-offs between different factors. A single indicator based on total food kilometers traveled would not be a valid indicator of sustainability"
Four Californians get together and create the "Locavore" which is a term for someone who supports eating local foods. This starts a revolutionary movement toward local eating.
The Kyoto Protocol in Japan is adopted, this aims at reducing the amount of greenhouse gases emitted. Each country that signs gives a general promise to reduce carbon emissions.
The following countries, in order of their year of adoption, approved a carbon tax that is imposed on companies that release carbon through the burning of fossil fuels. Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, UK, New Zealand, The City of Boulder, Colorado, Quebec, British Columbia.
The term "food mile" is invented by Andrea Paxton as : "the distance that food travels from the farm it is produced on to the kitchen in which it is being consumed"
Scientists discover that the environment is indeed changing and warming year by year.
A Swedish scientist argued that our release of carbon into the air will eventually change the temperature of our earth.