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Organic Produce Can Stress Water, Soil: Mexico's organic tomatoes are shipped as far as Dubai, and farms in Chil...

Much of the tomatoes, peppers and basil sold in the U.S. at this time of year hail from Mexico, where their farming can stress water supplies and create CO2 emissions from long transportation chains, according to a New York Times report. According to the paper, the Baja Peninsula has become the center of a booming organic export sector in Mexico, as farmers meet U.S. demand for inexpensive, organic tomatoes during winter months. The area supplies retailers including Trader Joe’s and Fairway. But some wells have run dry this year, preventing subsistence farmers from growing crops, and the Mexican water authority has classed over a third of aquifers in southern Baja as overexploited. Mexico’s organic tomatoes are shipped as far as Dubai, and farms in Chile and Argentina are also growing organic food for export to the U.S. during winter. Frederick L. Kirschenmann at the Leopo...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/01/04/organic-pro...

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