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Touring the Ferry Building market, Salon investigates the environmental impacts of the locavore movement, discovering that farmers who drive 100 miles actually produce more carbon dioxide emissions than their wholesale counterparts: "The local farmers log fewer food miles but cover the same total distance -- and use a comparable amount of fossil fuels -- for the same amount of food ... While the two local apple farmers traveled one-tenth the distance, their loads averaged less than 700 pounds -- and generated six times more carbon dioxide per pound of apples than the semi-trailer trucks." [Salon]

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