Generally the goal of the project is to define the concept of ‘food miles’ and operationalize the concept in a Nova Scotia context. Specific objectives related to that goal include:

  • Development of an annotated data base of related initiatives in other jurisdictions;
  • Develop information related to the origin of food consumed in Nova Scotia;
  • Develop information related to energy consumption related to imported food;
  • Research the economic, social and environmental impacts of importing food;
  • Research the barriers related to getting more local food in grocery stores, restaurants,  and public institutions;
  • The development and testing of educational materials related to the promotion of  increased consumption of local food;
  • Communication of research results to the general public, and;
  • Development and advocacy of related policy initiatives.