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Transport is important in the carbon footprint of imported organic plant products.

By Marie Trydeman Knudsen, Qiao Yu Hui, Luo Yan, Gustavo Fonseca de Almeida, Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, Niels Halberg and Vibeke Langer

Abstract

Farmers or consumers may ask about the environmental implications when choosing organic products. Is it sustainable to buy organic products from China or South America? How much does the long-distance transport affect the climate and carbon footprint of the products? And does the organic production in the countries concerned benefit the environment? These are some of the questions raised – and the point of departure for a recently finalized PhD study

Topics: Air and water emissions, Environmental aspects
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:orgprints.org:22742
Provided by: Organic Eprints

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