IIm exhausted and confused. IIve spent a week cycling round Florence (this article has a minimal carbon footprint) in a quest to find the cityys most eco-friendly vegetables. I chose to make an example of the humble courgette, comparing the cost of organic and non-organic varieties. After all, few people are willing to buy organic if the prices are up through the hole in the ozone layer. I also investigated the number of food-miless each courgette had accumulated: how far it was transported before arriving in Florence. Transportation affects not only freshness, and therefore how quickly ittll go soggy in the back of your fridge, but also contributes to scary CO2 emissions. And by the way, donnt worry if youure not sure what a courgette; is, from now on I will be gritting my British teeth and calling it a zucchinii.