Local beats organic for title of 'Greenest Ag Movement'

Posted March 10, 2005: Buying local is better for the environment than buying organic a new report published in the journal of Food Policy claims. While the authors say organic farming is also valuable, they show that consumers can help the environment even more by limiting their purchases to producers within a 12-mile radius of their homes. According to the report the environmental cost of transporting the food out weighs damage done by production methods. Of course, organic food produced locally is better still.

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