Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:00

Food for thought

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The Hound reckons the Greenies and tree huggers are not going to be too happy about recent reports that indicate organic produce is not necessarily better for the environment.

One study shows there is little doubt that synthetic pesticides and fertilisers can have negative impacts on the environment, from potentially endangering pollinators to polluting natural waterways. However, it also found that many organic farmers, especially the large ones, don’t skip pesticides and fertilisers – they just use natural options which are hardly risk-free. Meanwhile, another study has found that organic farming can release even more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than conventional farming. 

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