A short post - a point raised by the tribewanted members on Vorovoro Island. Just how far away does your food come from?
'It’s been quite a full day on the island. The morning was spent sorting out the recycling, gardening and meke. In the afternoon some members went on the reef trip, those were left had a sustainability forum, the topic of the day was food. 20% of food used for cooking is sourced from the island. Hopefully with the help of the dam, this will be increased to 50%. They also discussed the concept of food mileage, which is the distance between where the food is produced and where it’s eaten. Did you know the average item purchase in the supermarket travels 16000km?! Fact!! Therefore we should go out and support our local farms and markets buying from source wherever possible.'
A good point raised, not only for Fiji, but for everyone wherever they may be.