The average food item is shipped 1,500 miles before it reaches your dinner table.

A thought for Friday

This is sort of true…if you live in Chicago and if calculating US grown produce. Doesn\’t include meat, grain, or imports (Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, etc..)

Still, shows the complexity and reach of the modern food chain /  cold chain. Interesting to think how many times it\’s handled before it reaches the plate, and how much is discarded in the process: a good www rabbit-hole for the weekend (Nah…it\’s summer 🙂