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While everyone has been talking about the good effects of globalization on the world economy, here is an article that comes at it from a different angle – the environmental cost of globalization needs to measured (the article specifically tackles the subject of food travelling all over the world). The cost to the environment of trucking wine from California to NY or shipping Kiwis from italy to NZ and the rest of the world need to be factored in – perhaps to the cost of the food.

Under longstanding trade agreements, fuel for international freight
carried by sea and air is not taxed. Now, many economists,
environmental advocates and politicians say it is time to make shippers
and shoppers pay for the pollution, through taxes or other measures.


Written by janusmusings

April 28, 2008 at 10:57 am

Posted in Trade

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