21 Jul '11, 1pm

Organic movement fights 'supermarket takeover' of ideals - News - The Ecologist

Organic movement fights 'supermarket takeover' of ideals - News - The Ecologist

‘Much of the ‘organic’ produce shipped in from around the world and across the UK today carries no sense of connection with its geography or its farmers. It is as anonymous as the majority of conventional chemically produced foods, as dull in flavour and as lacking in nutritional vitality. What’s more it belongs in the category of ‘high food miles’ heavy ecological footprint produce, exceeding the 3,000 kilometre average shopping basket once identified as the UK norm. Due to the need to carry a lot of information, it is also responsible for an excessive level of packaging – most of which is non biodegradeable.’

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/979585/org...

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