Study: ‘Food Miles’ Benefit Of Organic Food Overrated
Based on the concept of food miles, the annual environmental cost for a city the size of Edmonton, Canada, for transporting organic produce ranged from $156,000 to $175,000 (Canadian) and discharged up to 7,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
Conventional produce came in at $135,000 to $183,000 and discharged up to 7,500 tons of carbon dioxide.
The nearly identical margins indicate there is virtually no benefit to sourcing organic produce as a way of reducing food miles, according to the article.
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