piatkow - 3:59 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
I saw a comment recently that the cost of driving in the UK is actually falling as engine efficiency is out stripping the rise in petrol duty. I have no idea if that is true but I do know that I get around 20mpg more with my current vehicle than with the first car that I owned over 30 years ago.
Back in the day before motor transport was commonplace, there were local stores providing for food from local suppliers. Many local stores have closed since the out-of-town superstores took over.
Unfortunately the supply chain has changed so much that locally produced food may still have to travel. A local farm curing its own bacon may have to send the pigs to a slaughterhouse over 100 miles away.