Food Miles are how far food travels from the producer to our tables. Crucially they represent the CO2 emissions or energy used to get the food to us. Every small step we can take to reduce our consumption of fossil fuel is a step in the right direction. Shopping with increased awareness of Food Miles is a good beginning. Please look at the links below for the discussion and the facts.
Food Mile Facts
From the Farmers Weekly Foodmiles Campaign http://www.fwi.co.uk/gr/foodmiles/facts.html