Food Miles and Carbon emissions License to use Creative Commons Zero - CC0 Zonghao Hu 300172020 University of the Fraser Valley This report attempts to calculate the Food Miles and Carbon emissions of random selection of ten different foods (See Figure1). The experiment used the Distance Calculator from timeanddate.com and Food Miles Calculator from Falls Brook Centre to calculate the amount of carbon dioxide (in kilograms) emitted by transporting theses 10 foods (See Table 1). Figure 1 Ten foods selected in this report (including: Calbee cereal, Windsor sea salt, Western Family pasta, Jamieson V.D, Vita lemon tea, Quaker chewy, Tim Hortons green tee, Crisco Canola oil, no name eggs, white bread). Table 1 Summary of the transport miles and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions with the various food items. Data from Distance Calculator by timeanddate.com. The Food Miles Calculator by Falls Brook Centre. The data mentioned in the report are limited due to the limited experimental conditions can not provide specific distances and modalities for food transport. Also, Location of origin refers to the place where the food is processed, the source of the raw material is not clear. For example, the canola oil mentioned in the report is produced in the United States, but its raw materials come from Canada. According to the survey, most of the food I store dilacerates from outside my area, and even half of them come from countries outside Canada. From Table 1 we can see that although some foods come from 10,000 kilometres away, the difference between the quality of it carbon dioxide emitted by transport mainly use boat compare to 3,000 Km of transport by truck is exceedingly small. This can be attributed to much less carbon dioxide emission by container shipping than the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by truck. (See A comparison of Jamieson V.D and Vita Lemon tee in Table I) Overall, the ten foods I picked came from nearly far away, but that did not represent everyone. But most of the food is transported more far away than I thought, and we should now start to consider whether these transport distances are reasonable or not.