Think globally, act globally
April 28, 2010 12:17 PM Subscribe
posted by stinker (153 comments total)
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Eating local, organic foods may not be the best option
. The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions
stem from food production, not transportation, and production inputs for organic food are typically higher. Third world countries that have a food system that is organic and local by default are suffering from lack of infrastructure and investment in basic production technologies that could improve nutrition for millions of people.
Organic food is not more nutritious nor is it safer
than conventional food.
Using organic fertilizer on all food crops would require a vast area of land dedicated to feeding cattle to supply manure to achieve the same level output per unit of land.