Organic fruits and Carbon emissions

Calculating the environmental impact and carbon emission of the organic food we buy can be confusing.

Unless you’re residing in a warm or tropical country, it’s often an impossibility to get organic fruit locally for all seasons.

If you’re living in a colder place, you usually have to depend on orgnaic fruit imports; and by it’s time of arrival, you’re pretty much consuming a fruit that might be organic but which was not carbon neutral at all.

If you care about the environment, then you can try to select local farms which produce organic fruitĀ  with the season.

If you’re lucky enought to live in a warm country, you can get very good organic fruits which not only taste great but are also of great health benefits.

Food miles

Food miles are the distance that food travels from farm to your plate. This include your own mileage consumption when you got to the supermarket.

Air transport

Fresh fruit and vegetables arriving by cargo plane from around the world cloack up the most CO2 emissions.

Home-grown fruits

Home-grown is not always better, especially for off-the natural season fruits as refrigeration requires energy and contributes to climate change.

Fruit Labelling

Carbon ‘foodprint’ labelling is the future and will allow enviroementally conscious consumers to choose which fruits and other food products they want to buy.

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