Here's how organic food compares to conventional alternatives.
Now the retailer is lending them cash directly to boost supply.
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Local food production, especially with fruits and vegetables is growing tremendously. In addition to helping your local economy, you can feel good knowing that your locally sourced foods are providing you and your family with healthful benefits.
"Here's a multi-billion dollar corporation. They own over 400 stores in this country. They're asking the farmers to pay for this program."
For those reasons, they found that the breakeven cost for organic farming is between 5 and 7 percent higher than for conventional
The eco world is all abuzz over aquaponics as the latest go-to green technology. It is an effective method for raising seedlings and fish farming in closed-loop systems. With this knowledge, Schools for Sustainability trekked across an island to find this still-rare system in action in a country that has been using aquaponics since pre-Columbian times!
$5 a pound for fruit might give me pause, especially when my kids can power through it before I even get out of the market. But making such a choice is voting with your fork for something that tastes as it should, delicious, and is hopefully grown with care for the earth and for the people who do the hard labor of getting the food from farm to table.
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But Professor Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science & Society, takes a less alarming approach