…if it’s the kind that has to travel thousands of miles before it reaches your local store and your dinner table. A recent study shows that the food miles clocked in by organic produce and regular produce aren’t much different.
Food miles are defined as the distance that food travels from the field to the grocery store. The study found that the environmental cost of greenhouse gas (CO2) emitted to transport 20 tonnes of organically grown produce was comparable to that of bringing the same amount of conventional fruit and vegetables to market.
That’s why a lot of people living green just choose to have their own backyard vegetable gardens. It can be challenging to maintain, but it’s a whole lot more eco-friendly than buying organic food that’s been shipped from faraway places.