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Organic food has bigger carbon footprint than conventional food

The crops per hectare are significantly lower in organic farming, which, according to the study, leads to much greater indirect carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation. Although direct emissions from organic agriculture are often lower – due to less use of fossil energy, among other things – the overall climate footprint is definitely greater than for conventional farmed foods.
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  • Climate issues

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  • climate

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