An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 20, 2007

Ain’t That a Kick in the Pants!

Filed under: Environment — olbroad @ 12:04

Organic farming ‘no better for the environment’

Organic food may be no better for the environment than conventional produce and in some cases is contributing more to global warming than intensive agriculture, according to a government report.

That should put a crimp in someone’s curls.

The report for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs found “many” organic products had lower ecological impacts than conventional methods using fertilisers and pesticides. But academics at the Manchester Business School (MBS), who conducted the study, said that was counterbalanced by other organic foods – such as milk, tomatoes and chicken – which are significantly less energy efficient and can be more polluting than intensively-farmed equivalents.

I’ve tried a few organic veggies. Totally tasteless!  Maybe the hippy holdovers will stop trying to shove organic down our throats now?  Naw, what fun would that be.


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