Eat Organic? Eat Local? What should we eat?

We really do need some clarification on the Organic food issue. Does organically grown food have more nutrients? Does growing food organically reduce CO2 emissions? Is the price justified? Should we only buy organic food that is grown locally?

Have a look at the links and see what you think.

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Erica Barnett tells us in the long run, solutions need to merge economic, social and environmental concerns

www.worldchanging.com/archives/007603.html

Organic farming and climate change

A publication by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO and the Research Institute of Organic Farming (FIBL), entitled ‘Organic farming and climate change’.

www.twnside.org.sg/title2/susagri/susagri054.htm

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A Study focusing on organic agriculture looks at the general contribution of agriculture to climate change; discusses the considerable potential of organic agriculturefor reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and its contribution to sequestration of CO2 in the soil

www.intracen.org/Organics/documents/Organic_Farming_and_Climate_Change.pdf

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The Soil Association

an environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming with an interesting website full of information on all questions Organic from food to grow you own, from pesticides to global warming

www.soilassociation.org/

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