How much energy is really saved by buying seasonal produce?



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    Of course this depends upon where you live, but in most cases, the savings are enormous. Since the fruits and vegetables you buy in the supermarket can travel thousands of miles, buying produce that is only from a few miles away severely cuts down on the amount of fossil fuels needed to transport the foods, even if they are grown organically. One study found that, “growing 10% more produce for local consumption in Iowa would result in an annual savings ranging from 280,000 to 346,000 gallons of fuel, and an annual reduction in CO2 emissions ranging from 6.7 to 7.9 million pounds.”

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