In a New York Times article entitled The Environmenta Costs of Shipping Groceries Around the World, the issue of the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping fruit, vegetables, fish, and other food products is discussed. The article describes the move by the European Union to add air transportation to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) would put a cost on air transportation of food and manufactured items. The EU is reviewing the addition of shipping emissions to the ETS as well. Many of the countries that produce these food items complain that the charging of a carbon tariff or requiring the purchase of offsets or allowances for these food items is a form of trade protectionism. As the debate over the transportation in this article, and production (including use of electricity from coal-fired power plants) continues, countries will find themselves debating over the emissions and costs to compensate for the potential impact on climate change and global warming.