This article brings up an important question…is it better to purchase local conventionally grown food or organic food that has been shipped thousands of miles?  Stay tuned…we’re doing a piece on this soon.

Mark Oliver and agencies
Friday January 26, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

A basket of organic products

Food imported to the UK by air may be denied the lucrative "organic" label under proposals being put forward today by the Soil Association.

The UK’s main organic certification body is concerned about the "food miles" involved in importing goods by air, which, environmentalists argue, contribute to global warming.

Supermarkets typically charge more for food labeled organic and many customers are increasingly favoring goods which have not been treated with pesticides and other chemicals.

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