"As the crow flies" refers to the most direct or straight-line distance between two points, without regard for obstacles or the actual path that may be taken to travel between the two points. The phrase is often used to describe the shortest distance between two places, as if a crow were able to fly directly from one place to another without interruption.
1. What do you think is the distance your food has travelled via different modes of transport?
Make sure they all add up to the distance above.
|Mode of transport||Number of miles|
Choose how you would like to calculate the carbon emissions:
|Mode of transport||Number of miles||CO2 emission per mile||Total CO2 emissions|
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Food miles are the amount of miles required to deliver produce from one place to another.
Tracking food miles helps us understand the environmental impact (Co2 Emission) of the food trade.