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Les « kilomètres alimentaires » : de la compréhension du concept à la complexité de la réalité

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  • Gilles Grolleau
  • Lucie Sirieix
  • Burkhard Schaer

Despite their intuitive appeal, food miles are a complex issue. We show that this a priori simple concept is still fuzzy and difficult to make operational. Its apparent simplicity can occult several difficult tradeoffs and pitfalls. Food miles can also be used for strategic purposes, resulting in an ambiguous welfare outcome with considerable impacts on the organization of food supply chains.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

Volume (Year): décembre (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 899-911

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_105_0899
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