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Study: Carbon footprint of homegrown food five times greater than those grown conventionally – ‘Individual garden infrastructure responsible for increased levels of CO2’

UK Telegraph: “The carbon footprint of homegrown foods is five times greater than produce from conventional agricultural practices, such as rural farms, data show.

A study from the University of Michigan looked at how much CO2 was produced when growing food in different types of urban farms and found that, on average, a serving of food made from traditional farms creates 0.07kg of CO2.

The impact on the environment is almost five times higher at 0.34kg per portion for individual gardens, such as vegetable patches or allotments.”



Your gas car, your meat & now — your houseplants?! Wash Post: ‘Indoor houseplants come with a cost to the planet’ – ‘Trucks that transport plants spew carbon emissions…& synthetic fertilizers are made from petroleum’


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