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To eat organically does not need to mean a worse choice for the climate

"Organic food has several advantages compared with food produced by conventional methods. For example, it is better for farm animal welfare. But when it comes to the climate impact, our study shows that organic food is a much worse alternative, in general. That does not mean that choosing to eat organic food is necessarily always worse for the climate. The type of food is often much more important. For example, eating organic beans or organic chicken is much better for the climate than to eat conventionally produced beef," says Stefan Wirsenius, Chalmers University of Technology.
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  • By: Johan Bodell/Chalmers University of Technology
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