August 31, 2009

What’s better, Local or Organic?

If I buy a local apple at my farmers’ market that isn’t certified organic, it could be sprayed with chemicals, GMO, what-have-you. So organic’s certainly safer. Still, buying an organic apple that’s been shipped from New Zealand makes me responsible for a helluvalotta food miles, and resultant pollution.

So I ask you: what’s better, Local or Organic? Can we work out some sort of eco rating that combines the two, and whatever other factors are relevant?

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