Pop Quiz: How Well-Traveled Is You Dinner?

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Answer: C) 1,500 miles

Globalization doesn't just mean that you're as likely to find a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Cairo as you are to find one in Los Angeles, it also means that your food has probably traveled a long way from the farm to your plate. Sometimes, that means your food has been flown in from China, Chile or Australia, while other times it has been shipped from California or the mid-west. Either way, your food travels, on average, 1,500 miles to get to your plate. All that food traveling all that way has significant carbon implications.

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