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La bouffe en folie
|Dr. R.A. Lautenschlager, Sackville, NB||It would be easier to
answer this if there was convincing evidence that "organically" produced
foods had health or environmental advantages over commercially produced
foods. Although there strong philosophical beliefs related to this subject,
there is no reasonable evidence (published in peer-reviewed journals) that
organic has such advantages.
Kirkland Lake, ON
June 11, 2007
|The short term answer is buying local. This significantly reduces the energy input in the produce.
However a longer term view would be to buy organic as it promotes the development of greater organic
availability. To promote it ask local farmers if they are organic. When the answer is no indicate it's too
bad, you would prefer to buy local but have to consider the quality of what you are putting on the table for
your family. Enough consumers doing this will send a strong message and encourage development of local organic
3 mars 2007
mieux d'acheter localement. C'est déjà réduire la pollution en limitant
les transports. Et oui, c'est encourager les producteurs locaux qui n'ont
souvent pas les moyens ($) de se payer une certification "BIO".
Mais ils faut aussi acheter tout local. Dans toutes choses éviter les
importations. Ainsi l'économie locale fleurira et tout le monde aura les
moyens de cultiver,construire, rouler, se vêtir et respirer sainement.
October 24, 2006
|I think if you only
want to protect the environment you should buy local, but if you also
think of your health you should pick organic from afar. I would prefer
organic food from convinced organic farmers. It is a shame that they moved
once to non-organic farming.
Saint John, NB
October 6, 2006
|It is better to buy
local. But I also think that we can inform our grocery stores that there
are local farms that are certified organic that they could purchase their
local produce from. For example Farmer Brown's in Norton.
September 22, 2006
|By far the better
option is to buy from your local farmer - we have to work together and
become aware of the plight of the local farmer and the food miles
involved. Most people do not even bother to look at the labels to figure
out that most of the blueberries sold in our supermarkets in the summer
actually come from BC! Where are our blueberries going? to BC?
21 septembre 2006
conventionelle est beaucoup moins chère et tu gaspilles moins de terre.
September 16, 2006
|This is an easy
question :) It is better to buy local. Once the local farmers have a
secure income THEN they can move towards organic farming. Organic farming
is on the rise. Local farmers can be persuaded to switch.
Saint John, NB
September 14, 2006
|I think buying local
is more. You support local farmers and the more we support them the more
money they will make and the more money they make the more willing they
will be to try new things and realize that there is a market for local