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Sustainable Urban Food Production

Sustainable Urban Food Production

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Published by: Matt Fawcett on Feb 09, 2010
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Sustainable Urban Food.
 
Each of us Mancunians
’ produce 11.5
tonnes of 
(e)
C0
2
per year.
A
Mancunian’s
eco-footprintis5.45globalhectares.
Thisis3timesbiggerthanourfair
earthshare’
of1.8globalha.
Gtr
Manchester’s
eco-footprintis200timesitsactualarea.
Towards a One Planet Region. CURE. May 2006 . Page 6
The Unsustainable City.
Greater Manchester’s environmental impact:
 
Thesectorswiththelargest
eco‐footprint
are:food& homeenergy
(a)
.
Food production system responsible for ~ 20% of CO
2
(e) emissions
(b)
.
The use of HGVs to transport food has doubled since 1974
(c)
.
There is a growingimpactofairfreightedfreshproduce.
Only 18% of adult Mancuniansare eating the recommended minimum of 5portions of fruit and vegetables a day
(d)
.
Approximately one third of all food bought in the UK is thrown away
(e)
.
Our Unsustainable Food System.
Impact of the food we eat :

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